Dhao

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Dao, Kahore, Ndao, Ndaonese, Ndaundau
Population

5,000 (1997 A. Ranoh).

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. Ndao island, off western tip of Rote island. Other settlements scattered on Rote and Timor islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Hawu [hvn]. Complex phonology.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Helong [heg].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 2000–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Dhao. Rote neighbors refer to them as ‘Ndao’. Christian.