Lamaholot

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Solor, Solorese
Population

180,000 (2010). Many L2 users.

Location

East Nusa Tenggara Province. East tip Flores, west Solor islands; in pockets on north Pantar coast, northwest Alor, surrounding islands.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Lamaholot (Ile Mandiri, Larantuka, Lewolaga, Ritaebang, Taka, Tanjung Bunda), West Lamaholot (Muhang, Pukaunu), West Solor.

Language Use

The area around Larantuka is multiethnic and some people have shifted to Malay [lrt]. Used as language of wider communication.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

‘Lamaholot-Alor’ is used to refer to (1) a lingua franca, (2) any of several Austronesian varieties spoken from eastern Flores to Alor. Alor [aol] is part of a chain which includes Lamaholot. Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.