Manombai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Manobai, Wamar, Wokam
Population

9,110 (2011 SIL).

Location

Southeast Maluku, Aru islands, Manombai strait (Sungai) area as far as Wakua, west coast of Wokam island, from Wokam village south, 21 villages; Kobror island, Benjina; west end of Barakai strait, Maikor island, Gardakau; east coast of Wokam island, Kobamar village. May no longer be spoken on Wamar island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Not inherently intelligible with Dobel [kvo]. Lexical similarity: 76% with Lorang [lrn].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Dobel [kvo]. Used as L2 by Dobel [kvo].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.