Malay, Kupang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Basa Kupang, Kupang
Population

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

Location

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

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Air Mata, Kupang.

Language Use

Vigorous. L2 speakers. All domains. All ages.

Language Development
Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

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