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Mambae

A language of East Timor

ISO 639-3mgm

Population  80,000 in East Timor (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Ethnic population: 80,000.
Region  Central Timor mountains, around Ermera, Aileu, and Ainaro. Also in Australia.
Language map  East Timor
Alternate names   Mambai, Manbae
Dialects  Damata, Lolei, Manua, Mambai.
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Ramelaic, Central
Language use  Second most widely spoken language of East Timor.
Comments  Traditional religion, Christian.
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