Tela-Masbuar

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Masbuar-Tela, Tela’a
Population

1,050 (2007 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Maluku Barat Daya regency, Masbuar and Tela villages on southwest Babar island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, gardens, village, ceremonies, religion. Used by all. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs], in all domains, except for home and cultural domains. Children are taught a dialect of the language as L1. Also use Indonesian [ind], primarily in government and Christian religious domains.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Christian.

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