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Tarangan language

Tarangan
RegionAru Islands
Native speakers
14,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
tre – East Tarangan
txn – West Tarangan
Glottologeast2465  East[2]
west2538  West[3]

Tarangan is one of the Aru languages, spoken by inhabitants of the Aru Islands. East and West Tarangan are divergent, perhaps no closer than they are to Manombai, also spoken in the Arus. West Tarangan is a trade language of the southern islands.

References

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