Sou Nama

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Silen, Taluti, Tehoru, Teluti, Tihoru, Wolu
Population

17,000 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province. South Seram island, Teluti bay.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

West Sou Nama (Haya, Tehoru, Tehua, Wolu), Laha Serani. Lexical similarity: 74%–89% among dialects, 69%–78% with Sepa [spb], 50% with Yalahatan [jal].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Liana-Seti [ste], Sou Upaa [wha].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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