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Habun

A language of East Timor

ISO 639-3hbu

Population  1,260 (2000).
Region  Northeast of Laclubar and the Idate [idt].
Language map  East Timor
Alternate names   Habu
Dialects  Many loanwords from Trans-New Guinea languages similar to Makasae [mkz], but with Austronesian structure. Related to Waima’a [wmh] and Kairui-Midiki [krd]. Classification needs further investigation.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, Central
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