Makasae

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A language of East Timor

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

102,000 (2010 census).

Location

Timor island, east Baucau area and inland, west of Fataluku, from north to south coast in a dialect chain.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Makasae, Maklere. Not closely related to other languages.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.