Malay, Kupang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Basa Kupang, Kupang
Population

200,000 (1997 M. Jacob). L2 users: 100,000.

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province, west end,Timor island, Kupang city area.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Regional L2.

Dialects

Air Mata, Kupang.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Used as L2 by Helong [heg], Lole [llg], Termanu [twu], Tii [txq].

Language Development
Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Loanwords from several Rote and Chinese languages, Portuguese [por], Uab Meto [aoz], Sabu [hvn], Spanish [spa], Dutch [nld], English [eng]. Christian, Muslim.