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Lewotobi language

Lewotobi Lamaholot
Native toIndonesia
Native speakers
(undated figure of 6,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lwt

Lewotobi is either a separate Central Malayo-Polynesian language or dialect of Lamaholot of Flores island in Indonesia. It is presented as a separate language by Ethnologue and Grimes (1997).[3] Nagaya (2011), in his description of Lewotobi, disputes this, classifying it instead as a dialect of Lamaholot.


  1. ^ Lewotobi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Lewotobi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Grimes, Charles (1997). A guide to the people and languages of Nusa Tenggara (PDF). Kupang: Artha Wacana Press.


  • Nagaya, Naonori (2011). The Lamaholot Language of Eastern Indonesia (Ph.D. thesis). Rice University. hdl:1911/70366.