|Region||Maluku Islands (Kisar, Ambon)|
|(1,200 cited 1987)|
Oirata or Woirata (also known as Maaro) is a Timor–Alor–Pantar language spoken on the island of Kisar in Indonesia, and by some people in Ambon. Ethnologue reports an SIL figure of 1,200 speakers from 1987. It is closely related to Fataluku, of which it is sometimes considered to be a dialect.
Oirata has 5 vowels:
Oirata has 13 consonants:
- Oirata at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oirata". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Mandala, Halus; Meko Mbete, Aaron; Dhanawaty, Ni Made; Fernandez, Inyo Yos. "Phonological evolution of Oirata and its Genetic Relationship with Other Non-Austronesian languages in Timor-Leste".
|For a list of words relating to Oirata language, see the Oirata language category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
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