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, northeast Manatuto District; Baucau District, north coast and inland; northern half, Viqueque District; and in Lautém District, west band; generally, 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.