Emplawas

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A language of Indonesia

Population

250 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Maluku Barat Daya regency, Emplawas village, south Babar island.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Almost complete shift to the regional Malay variety, which is probably a dialect of Ambonese Malay [abs] or Indonesian [ind], which is used in all domains. Speakers also use Indonesian primarily in government and Christian religious domains. Only the elders.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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