Malay, Kupang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Basa Kupang
Autonym
Kupang
Population

350,000, all users. 200,000 (2015 C. Grimes). 150,000 (2015 C. Grimes).

Location

Nusa Tenggara Timur province: Kupang regency, Kupang city and Semau island; all on west Timor 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
Literature. Newspapers. Radio. 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.

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