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Translation I: Morphology

Translation II: Syntax


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trad housevillage house
Traditional house of Lospalos                       Typical house in Kakaven village, Lospalos, Timor Leste


Some brief informations about Fataluku:

1. Classification: Papuan language group.
2. Spoken in: the eastern part of East Timor in the Lospalos District, Tutuala, Lautem as well as the nearby Kisar Island (this island is part of Indonesia)
3. Number of speaker: in East Timor, it is estimated that as much as 30,000 to 40,000 people speak the language which equal to around 5% of the population of the country. East Timor population recently, is estimated to be a little less than 1 million people.
4. Other languages in East Timor: Kemak, Makassae, Galoli, and Tetun. These are local languages that were officially recognized by the constitution of East Timor with Tetun as the national language. Other languages spoken include Portuguese, Indonesian and English.
5. This language is spoken but does not a standard written alphabet. The geographical location of spoken  Fataluku can be seen in the following map.


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