Emplawas

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A language of Indonesia

Population

250 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Maluku Barat Daya regency, Emplawas village, Babar island, southern tip.

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.