Harman Patil

Makalero dialect

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Native to  East Timor
ISO 639-3  mjb
Native speakers  6,000 (2004)
Glottolog  makl1245
Makalero dialect
Region  Timor Island, eastern end around Baucau and inland, west of Fataluku, from northern to southern coast in a dialect chain.
Language family  Trans–New Guinea West Trans–New Guinea East Timor Makasae Makalero

Makalero or Maklere is a dialect of Makasae spoken by 6,000 people in East Timor.

Contents

Numerals

  • unu - One
  • loloi - Two
  • lolitu - Three
  • faata - Four
  • lima - Five
  • douhu - Six
  • fitu - Seven
  • afo - Eight
  • siwa - Nine
  • ruru-u - Ten
  • ruu resi nu - Eleven
  • ruu resi loloi - Twelve
  • ruu resi lolitu - Thirteen
  • ruu resi faata - Fourteen
  • ruu resi lima - Fifteen
  • Literature

  • Juliette Huber: A grammar of Makalero - A Papuan language of East Timor, LOT Utrecht 2011
  • References

    Makalero dialect Wikipedia


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