Termanu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Central Rote, Pa’da, Rote, Rote Tengah, Roti, Rotinese
Population

30,000 (2002 UKAW).

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. Termanu, Keka, Talae, Korbafo, and Bokai domains. Central Rote island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bokai, Korbafo (Korbaffo), Pa’da (Termanu), Pa’da Kona (Keka-Talae, Southern Termanu). Reportedly seems more similar to Lole [llg] than to other varieties on Rote. Korbafo and Bokai may need to be separated for sociolinguistic reasons.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Some older people educated in Dutch [nld]. Also use Indonesian [ind], Kupang Malay [mkn].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1895–2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.