Malay, Kupang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Basa Kupang, Kupang
Population

200,000 (2015 C. Grimes). L2 users: 150,000 (2015 C. Grimes).

Location

West end,Timor island, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province, Kupang regency and Kota Kupang, also on Semau island.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Regional L2.

Dialects

Air Mata, Kupang.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Helong [heg], Lole [llg], Termanu [twu], Tii [txq].

Language Development
Poetry. Newspapers. Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary. NT: 2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Loanwords from several Rote and Chinese languages, Portuguese [por], Uab Meto [aoz], Sabu [hvn], Spanish [spa], Dutch [nld], English [eng]. Christian, Muslim.