Watubela

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Esiriun, Kasiui, Kasui, Kesui, Matabello, Snabi Watubela, Wesi
Population

4,000 (1990 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, east central area, Watubela islands, north of Kur island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Sulmelang, Tamher Timur. Lexical similarity: 77% between dialects, 51%–61% with Geser-Gorom [ges], 41% with Teor [tev] and Kur [kuv], 37% with Bobot [bty], 34% with Masiwang [bnf].

Language Use

Also use Geser-Gorom [ges].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.