Adang language

Region Alor Island
Native speakers
8,000 (1995–2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
adn  Adang
hmu  Hamap
klz  Kabola
Glottolog adan1252[2]

The Adang language is spoken on the island of Alor in Indonesia. The language is agglutinative. The Hamap dialect is sometimes treated as a separate language; on the other hand, Kabola, which is sociolinguistically distinct, is sometimes included.


  1. Adang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Hamap at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kabola at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Adang–Hamap–Kabola". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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