Saleman

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Hatue, Sawai, Seleman, Wahai
Population

4,800 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province, Saleman, Pasanea, Sawai, Besi, and Wahai villages. North central Seram island, Saleman bay.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 64% with North Nuaulu [nni], 48% with South Nuaulu [nxl].

Language Use

Vigorous except in Wahai.

Other Comments

Muslim.