Kayeli

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Caeli, Cajeli, Gaeli, Kajeli
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last speaker of Liliali dialect died in 1989 (Wurm 2007).

Location

Maluku Province. North Buru island.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Kayeli, Leliali (Liliali), Lumaete (Lumaiti, Lumara, Mumaite).

Language Use

Shifted to Ambonese Malay [abs] or Lisela [lcl] (2007).

Other Comments

Ethnic group continues to function. Muslim.