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
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Distribution of Makalero mother-tongue speakers in East Timor

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

Numerals[edit]

  • u - One
  • loloi - Two
  • lolitu - Three
  • lolo'e - Four
  • lima - Five
  • douhisi - Six
  • fitu - Seven
  • afo - Eight
  • siwa - Nine
  • ruru-u - Ten

Literature[edit]

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