Benggoi

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bengoi, Isal, Kobi-Benggoi, Uhei Kachlakan, Uhei-Kaclakin, Uhei-Kahlakim
Population

350 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Werinama and Bula districts, Balakeo, Benggoi, and Lesa villages; Seram island, north Seram Sea coast.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Lesa, Benggoi, Balakeo. Lexical similarity: 70% with dialects; 54%–66% with Liana-Seti [ste], 46%–50% with Salas Gunung dialect [sgu], 32%–46% with Sou Upaa [wha].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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