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Aputai

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3apx

Population  150 (Hinton 1990).
Region  North central Wetar coast, southwest Maluku, Ilputih village; south central Wetar coast, Lurang village.
Language map  Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara and Southwestern Maluku
Alternate names   Ilputih, Opotai, Tutunohan
Dialects  Ilputih, Lurang, Welemur. Lexical similarity: 93% among dialects, 79% with Perai [wet], 74% with Tugun [tzn], 69% with Ili’uun [ilu], 57% with Talur [ilw].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, North, Wetar
Language use  Welemur dialect has no remaining speakers. Also use Malay [abs]. Ilputih dialect speakers also use Talur.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists: maize. Christian.
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