Nauete

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A language of East Timor

Alternate Names
Naóti, Naueti, Nauhete, Nauote, Nauoti
Population

15,000 (2010 census).

Location

Baucau district: southeast; Lautém district: southwest; Viqueque district: west; all on Timor island south coast; Uato Lari is main town.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Naumik, Oso Moko. Not closely related to any other language. Loanwords from Trans-New Guinea languages like Makasae [mkz].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].