Dawera-Daweloor

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Davelor
Population

1,270 (2007 SIL).

Location

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.