Kei language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku Islands
Native speakers
85,000  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kei
Glottolog keii1239[2]

Kei (also called Kai, Saumlaki or Veveu evav) is an Indonesian language spoken by approximately 85,000 inhabitants (2000) of the Moluccas. They live on the islands of Kai Besar and Kai Kecil, as well as neighbouring islands, in the regency of Kabupaten Maluku Tenggara Barat.


  1. ^ Kei at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kei". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.