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

Related to Hawu [hvn]. Complex phonology.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 2000–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

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