Salas

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Lenkaitahe, Liambata, Salas Gunung
Population

50 (1989 SIL). Likely less than the 50 reported in 1989 (Wurm 2007).

Location

Maluku Province, central area, Seram island, Gunung village.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 48%–58% with Liana-Seti [ste], 46%–50% with Benggoi [bgy], 35%–46% with Manusela [wha].

Language Use

Shifting to Masiwang [bnf] (Wurm 2007). Also use Masiwang [bnf].

Other Comments

Christian.