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 (proposed)[1]
Glottolog makl1245[2]
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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
  • ruu resi loloi
  • ruu resi lolitu
  • ruu resi faata
  • ruu resi Lima

Literature[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISO change request
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Maklere". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.