Babar, North

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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 1,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Maluku Barat Daya regency, Ilwiara, Nakarhamto, and Yatoke villages, northeast Babar island.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Dialect variation reported.

Language Use

Shifting to a local Malay variety. Home, gardens, ceremonies. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs], specifically a particular regional dialect, in all domains. Also use Indonesian [ind], primarily in government and Christian religious ceremonies.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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