Tulehu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Northeast Ambon, Sou Amana Teru
Population

18,800 (1987 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Maluku Tengah regency, Ambon island, 4 villages on northeast coast.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Tulehu, Liang, Tengah-Tengah, Tial. Each dialect is in a separate village. Eastern end of Ambon dialect chain. Lexical similarity: 84%–90% among dialects, 74%–82% with Hitu [htu], 72%–76% with Haruku [hrk].

Language Use

Most over 30 years old.

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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