Makasae

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A language of East Timor

Alternate Names
Ma’asae, Macassai, Makasai, Makassai, Maksae
Population

102,000 (2010 census).

Location

Baucau district: north coast and inland; Lautém district: west band; Manatuto district: on Timor island; Viqueque district: north half; generally, from north to south coast in a dialect chain.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Makasae. Not closely related to other languages. Lexical similarity: 53%–56% with Makalero [mjb].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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