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Haruku

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3hrk

Population  18,200 (1989 SIL).
Region  Central Maluku, Lease Islands, Haruku Island.
Language map  Indonesia, Central Maluku
Dialects  Hulaliu, Pelauw, Kailolo, Rohomoni. Each village uses a separate dialect. Lexical similarity: 81%–92% among dialects, 74%–76% with Tulehu [tlu], 67%–71% with Saparua [spr].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Central Maluku, East, Seram, Nunusaku, Piru Bay
Language use  Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Muslim, Christian.
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