Sawila

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Tanglapui
Population

3,000 (Grimes et al. 1997).

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. Southeast Alor island, between Kula [tpg] and Wersing [kvw] language areas.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lalamana, Lona, Salimana, Sawila, Sileba. Marginal intelligibility but reportedly structurally similar to Kula [tpg]; distinct historical ethnic identities.

Other Comments

Many current village locations are the result of recent migrations from older locations. Christian, traditional religion.