Batuley

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Gwataley, Watulai
Population

3,640 (2011 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, 7 island villages. Aru islands, east coast, Tanah Besar island.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Kompane [kvp] to the north and Lola [lcd] to the south, slightly more distant from Dobel [kvo]. Lexical similarity: 70% with Barakai [baj] and Karey [kyd], 81% with Mariri [mqi].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.