Dhao

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Dao, Kahore, Ndao, Ndaonese, Ndaundau
Population

5,000 (1997 A. Ranoh).

Location

Nusa Tenggara Timur Province; Ndao island, off western tip of Rote island; other settlements scattered on Rote and Timor islands.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Hawu [hvn]. Complex phonology.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Helong [heg].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 2000–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic autonym: Dhao. Rote neighbors refer to them as ‘Ndao’. Christian.