Kola

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kulaha, Marlasi, Warilau
Population

7,400 (2011 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: 22 villages in north Aru islands on Kola and adjacent islands.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Intelligibility test showed Marlasi dialect intelligible of Kompane [kvp]. Lexical similarity: 77% with Kompane [kvp], 70% with Ujir [udj].

Language Use

Vigorous. Outsiders want to learn it. Home, garden. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Texts. Bible portions: 2004–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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