Nila

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A language of Indonesia

Population

No known L1 speakers. The last speakers completely shifted to Ambon Malay [abs] by 1999 (Van Engelenhoven 2003).

Location

Maluku province: south central Seram island, 6 villages.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Serua [srw]. Not intelligible with Teun [tve].

Language Use

Shifted to Ambon Malay [abs].

Other Comments

Government moved them from south central Maluku, due to volcanic activity on their island in 1978 (Florey 2005).

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