Yalahatan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Atamanu, Awaiya, Jahalatan, Jahalatane
Population

1,700 (2004 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Makulu Tengah regency, south central Seram island, coastal area west of Teluti bay.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Slight dialect differences reported between the 2 villages. Lexical similarity: 50%–52% with Sepa [spb], 49%–50% with Sou Nama [tlt].

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The name Atamanu is not currently known.

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