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

Southern area, Maluku Province, Maluku Tenggara Barat regency; Tanimbar island group, Yamdena island, southwest coast: Wermatang, Batu Putih, Marantutu, and Makatian villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Seluwasan, Makatian. Makatian dialect quite different from others.

Language Use

Possibly endangered (Florey 2005).

Other Comments

Christian.