Hamap

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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 900.

Location

Nusa Tenggara Timur province: Alor island, Moru town area, 2 villages in east Kalabahi bay.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Said to be intelligible with Adang [adn], but Adang speakers live on Bird’s Head area of Alor, while Hamap speakers live geographically separated from Adang speakers, across the bay. Structural and lexical differences with Adang.

Typology

Verb final, contrast between close and open, e; vowel-initial and glottal-initial words.

Other Comments

Separate sociopolitical history from Adang. Christian.

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