Babar, North

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A language of Indonesia

Population

1,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, south, Maluku Barat Daya regency, Ilwiara, Nakarhamto, and Yatoke villages, northeast Babar island east of Timor 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], Indonesian [ind].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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