Saleman

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Hatue, Sawai, Seleman, Wahai
Population

4,800 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Maluku Tengah regency, north central Seram island, Saleman bay; 3 enclaves, northeast bay west of Wanai town; south, Opin area; west coast of bay, south of Nanaa point.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 64% with North Nuaulu [nni], 48% with South Nuaulu [nxl].

Language Use

Vigorous except in Wahai.

Other Comments

Muslim.