Lisela Language

Lisela 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. Lisela, also called Li Enyorot, is an Austronesian language; as of 1989, it was spoken by about 11,900 Lisela people mostly living in the northern part of Indonesian island Buru. It is also preserved among the small Lisela community on the Ambon Island. The language belongs to the Sula-Buru group of Central Maluku branch of Malayo-Polynesian languages. It has two dialect, major Lisela and minor Tagalisa, the latter is used by the inhabitants of the north-east coast of Buru. The language is dying as most Lisela people switch either to the national language of Indonesia, Indonesian, or to the Ambon dialect of Malay language. The latter is widely used in the Maluku Islands as a second language and is a simplified form of Indonesian language with additions of the local lexicon.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136767368
  • 9786136767369