Dawera-Daweloor

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Davelor
Population

1,270 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Maluku Barat Daya regency, Banda Sea, 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 Ambonese Malay [abs]. Also use Indonesian [ind], primarily in government and Christian religious domains.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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