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Perai

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3wet

Population  280 (Hinton 2000).
Region  Southwest Maluku, Wetar Island northeast coast, north of Timor, Uhak and Moning villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Nusa Tenggara and Southwestern Maluku
Alternate names   Tutunohan
Dialects  Moning, Uhak. Lexical similarity: 93% among dialects, 79% with Aputai [apx], 76% with Tugun [tzn], 67% with Ili’uun [ilu], 51% with Talur [ilw].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Timor, Extra-Ramelaic, North, Wetar
Language use  Most also use Malay [abs].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  Intermarry with the Kisar [kje]. Swidden agriculturalists: maize. Christian.
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