Bekais language

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Bekais
Native toIndonesia, East Timor
Native speakers
2,000 (ca. 2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone
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Distribution of Bekais in East Timor (West Timor not shown)

Bekais is a language spoken on the border of East and West Timor that is closely related to Tetun.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cunningham, Ingram, & Sumbuk, 2006. Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment And Survival, p. 122
  2. ^ Hull, Geoffrey. 1998. "The basic lexical affinities of Timor's Austronesian languages: a preliminary investigation." Studies in Languages and Cultures of East Timor 1:97-202.