Asilulu

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A language of Indonesia

Population

8,760 (1987 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Asilulu, Ureng, and Negeri Lima villages. Northwest Ambon island; some in west Seram island, Hoamoal peninsula, south coast.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Asilulu, Negeri Lima (Henalima, Lima), Ureng. Lexical similarity: 88% with Asilulu and the Negeri Lima dialect, 78%–82% with Seit-Kaitetu [hik], 72%–73% with the Wakal dialect of Hitu [htu], 67%–72% with Larike-Wakasihu [alo], 71%–73% with Luhu [ppr] in Seram.

Language Use

Spoken as L2 in northwest Ambon, north and west Seram, Manipa, Boano, and Kelang islands.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Other Comments

Muslim.