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). 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. Also use Kupang [mkn] and Indonesian [ind]. Some older people educated in Dutch [nld].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1895–2004.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.