Makalero dialect

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Makalero
Native to East Timor
Region Timor Island, eastern end around Baucau and inland, west of Fataluku, from northern to southern coast in a dialect chain.
Coordinates 8°39′S 126°30′E / 8.650°S 126.500°E / -8.650; 126.500
Native speakers
6,000 (2004)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mjb
Glottolog makl1245[1]
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Distribution of Makalero mother-tongue speakers in East Timor

Makalero or Maklere is a dialect of Makasae spoken by 6,000 people in East Timor.

Numerals[edit]

  • unu - One
  • loloi - Two
  • lolitu - Three
  • Faata - Four
  • lima - Five
  • douhu - Six
  • fitu - Seven
  • afo - Eight
  • siwa - Nine
  • ruru-u - Ten
  • ruu resi nu - Eleven
  • ruu resi loloi -Twelve
  • ruu resi lolitu - Thirteen
  • ruu resi faata - Fourteen
  • ruu resi lima - Fifteen

Literature[edit]

  • Juliette Huber: A grammar of Makalero - A Papuan language of East Timor, LOT Utrecht 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Maklere". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.