Adang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Alor
Population

3,000 (2000), decreasing.

Location

Nusa Tenggara Timur province: Alor island, northwest of Kalabahi town toward Banda Sea coast.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Aimoli. Because of linguistic differences and social identity, considered a separate language from Kabola [klz].

Language Use

Adang is becoming more restricted in domains and is decreasing in population due to urbanization (Haan 2001). Losing child speakers (Haan 2001). Also use Indonesian [ind] (Hamilton et al 2013).

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Bilingual young adults show stronger proficiency in Indonesian [ind] than in Adang (Hamilton et al 2013). Christian.

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