Mambai language (Timor)

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Region East Timor
Native speakers
130,000 (2010 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mgm
Glottolog mamb1306[2]
Distribution of Mambai mother-tongue speakers in East Timor
An illustration of Tetum language (left), Mambai language (center) and Portuguese language (right) being compared to one another.

Mambai language is spoken by the second largest ethnic group in East Timor, the Mambai people. The language is also called Mambae or Manbae.


  1. ^ Mambai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mambae". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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