Dawera-Daweloor

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Davelor
Population

1,270 (2007 SIL).

Location

Southern Maluku Province. Twin coral islands northeast of Babar island. Daweloor island, to south, Wiratan, Watuwei, and Nurnyaman villages. Dawera island, to north, Welora, Letmasa, and Ilmarang villages.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Minor dialect differences.

Language Use

Shifting to a local Malay variety. Home, gardens, village, ceremonies, religion. Also use a regional Malay variety, probably a dialect of Ambonese Malay [abs], in all domains, except for ceremonies; children are taught the Malay variety. Speakers also use Indonesian [ind] primarily in government, Christian religious domains.

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

Christian.