Sika people

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Sika people
Sikka
Sara Sikka
Total population
Flores Island 180,000 (1990)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara
Languages
Sika language
Religion
Folk
Related ethnic groups
Solorese

The Sika (also Sikanese, Sikka or Sara Sikka) people are an Indonesian ethnic group native to the region of east central Flores between the Bloh and Napung Rivers. The Sika language, which is a member of the Timor-Ambon language family, is spoken by the Sika. The Sika language have at least three recognized dialects, namely Sikka Natar dialect, Sara Krowe dialect and Ata Tana 'Ai or Sara Tana 'Ai dialect.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sikka in Indonesia". PeopleGroup.org. Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  2. ^ Darrell T. Tryon (1995). Comparative Austronesian Dictionary: An Introduction to Austronesian Studies. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 3-1108-8401-1.