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Talur

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3ilw

Population  680 (1990 SIL).
Region  Southwest Maluku, south central Wetar Island north of East Timor, Hiay, Ilputih, Ilwaki villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara and Southwestern Maluku
Alternate names   Galoleng, Iliwaki, Ilmedu, Ilwaki, Lir Talo
Dialects  Ilputih, Ilwaki (Iliwaki), Hiay. Lexical similarity: 94%-98% between dialects, 86% with Galoli [gal] in East Timor, 57% with Aputai [apx], 52% with Tugun [tzn], 51% with Perai [wet] and Ili’uun [ilu].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, North, Wetar
Language use  Also use Malay [abs].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Immigrants from Kisar learned Talur. Swidden agriculturalists: maize. Christian.
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