Seluwasan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Selvasa, Selwasa
Population

2,840 (Florey 2005). 740 in Makatian, 2,100 in Seluwasan.

Location

Southeast Maluku Province, Wermatang, Batu Putih, Marantutu, and Makatian villages. Tanimbar island group, Yamdena island, southwest coast.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Makatian, Seluwasan. Makatian dialect quite different from others.

Language Use

Possibly endangered (Florey 2005).

Other Comments

Christian.