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Dobel language

RegionAru Islands
Native speakers
5,700 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kvo

Dobel, or Kobro’or, is one of the Aru languages, spoken by inhabitants of the Aru Islands Regency. It is close to Kola.


  1. ^ Dobel at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Dobel". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading

  • Hughes, Jock (2000). "The morphology of Dobel, Aru, with special reference to reduplication". In Grimes, C.E. (ed.). Spices from the East: Papers in languages of Eastern Indonesia. Pacific Linguistics No. 503. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. pp. 131–180. doi:10.15144/PL-503.131. hdl:1885/146101.