Abui Language

Abui Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abui is a language of the Alor Archipelago. It belongs to the Trans-New Guinea family spoken approximately by 16,000 speakers in the central part of the Alor Island in Eastern Indonesia, East Nusa Tenggara province. The native name is Abui tanga which literally translates as 'mountain language'. The term 'Abui' is an Abui word that means 'mountains' or alternatively 'enclosed place'. This word is also used in Alorese Malay to refer to Abui speakers who refer to their language as Abui tanga 'mountain language' and to themselves as Abui loku 'the mountain people'. According to Abui oral tradition, Abui people settled in Alor in ancient times and did not find other settlers there. Later some of them moved to the Kabola peninsula.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613677240X
  • 9786136772400