Uab Meto


A language of Indonesia

Uab Meto

Alternate Names
Atoni, “Dawan” (pej.), Meto, Orang Gunung, “Rawan” (pej.), Timol, Timor, “Timor Dawan” (pej.), Timoreesch, Timoreezen, Timorese, Uab Atoni Pah Meto, Uab Pah Meto

700,000 (2009 census).


Nusa Tenggara Timur Province; most of west Timor island.

Language Status

5 (Developing).


Amfoan-Fatule’u-Amabi (Amabi, Amfoan, Amfuang, Fatule’u), Amanuban-Amanatun (Amanatun, Amanuban, Amanubang), Mollo-Miomafo (Miomafo, Mollo), Biboki-Insana (Biboki, Insanao), Kusa-Manlea (Kusa, Manea, Manlea). Much dialect variation. Ethnological and linguistic differences in nearly every valley. Same language chain as Amarasi [aaz] and Baikeno [bkx].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Helong [heg].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2000.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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