Adang language

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Region Alor Island
Native speakers
8,000 (1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
adn – Adang
hmu – Hamap
klz – Kabola
Glottolog adan1252[2]

The Adang language is spoken on the island of Alor in Indonesia. The language is agglutinative. The Hamap dialect is sometimes treated as a separate language; on the other hand, Kabola, which is sociolinguistically distinct, is sometimes included.


  1. ^ Adang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Hamap at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kabola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Adang–Hamap–Kabola". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Haan, J. W. (2001) The Grammar of Adang: A Papuan Language Spoken on the Island of Alor East Nusa Tenggara – Indonesia (PhD thesis)

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