Western Pantar


  • Language: Western Pantar
  • Alternate names: Lamma, Mauta, Tubbe, Pantar Barat
  • Language code: lev
  • Language family: Trans-New Guinea, West, Timor-Alor-Pantar, Alor-Pantar, Pantar (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 10804
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script:

More information:

    Western Pantar is a cover term first used by Holton for three mutually intelligible dialects: Mauta, Tubbe, and Lamma. Stokhof (1975) uses the term "Lamma" for all varieties of the language. A fourth dialect, Illu, is remembered by a few speakers but no longer spoken.