Watubela

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Esiriun, Kasiui, Kasui, Kesui, Matabello, Snabi Watubela, Wesi
Population

L1 users: 4,000 (1990 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Watubela islands east central area.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tamher Timur, Sulmelang. Lexical similarity: 77% between dialects, 51%–61% with Geser-Gorom [ges], 41% with Teor [tev] and Kur [kuv], 37% with Bobot [bty], 34% with Masiwang [bnf].

Language Use

Also use Geser-Gorom [ges].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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