Language of the Day for 16 August 2019


Baikeno [bkx]

A language of
Population Full
72,000 (2011 Baikeno Language Council). Several thousand speakers in Dili and Indonesian west Timor. 15 clans of Nu’af (mountains); 3 clans of Amnesat (plains). 15 clans of Nu’af (mountains); 3 clans of Amnesat (plains). Many monolinguals.
6a (Vigorous).
Language Use
Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Also use Indonesian [ind], but for many only with difficulty. Also use Portuguese [por], but less than 1% can perform job-related functions in it. Also use Tetun Dili [tdt], but only those who have acquired it for study or work.
Language Development
Bible portions: 2004.