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Makuv'a language

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Native to  East Timor
Glottolog  maku1277
ISO 639-3  lva
Makuv'a language
Native speakers  extinct since 1950s to 56 (2010 census)
Language family  Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian (MP) Nuclear MP (Central–Eastern) Timor–Babar Luangic–Kisaric? Makuv'a

Makuv'a, also spelled Makua and also known as Lovaea (Lovaia), is an apparently extinct Austronesian language spoken at the northeast tip of East Timor near the town of Tutuala.

Makuv'a has been heavily influenced by neighboring East Timorese Papuan languages, to the extent that it was long thought to be a Papuan language. The ethnic population was 50 in 1981, but the younger generation uses Fataluku as their first or second language.

References

Makuv'a language Wikipedia


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