|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.|
|100,000 (2010 census)|
Distribution of Makasae mother-tongue speakers in East Timor
Makasae (also known as Makassai, Macassai, Ma'asae, Makasai) is a Papuan language spoken by about 70,000 people on the eastern part of East Timor, in the districts of Baucau and Viqueque, just to the west of Fataluku. It is the most populous Papuan language in Timor and neighboring islands.
- Juliette Huber: A grammar of Makalero - A Papuan language of East Timor, LOT Utrecht 2011
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