Perai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Tutunohan
Population

280 (Hinton 2000).

Location

Maluku Province, Maluku Barat Daya regency; southwestern area, Wetar island northeast coast, north of Timor, Uhak and Moning villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Moning, Uhak. Lexical similarity: 93% among dialects, 79% with Aputai [apx], 76% with Tugun [tzn], 67% with Ili’uun [ilu], 51% with Galolen [gal].

Language Use

Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Intermarry with the Kisar [kje]. Christian.

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