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

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, gardens, village, ceremonies, religion. 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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