Bekais language

Native to Indonesia, East Timor
Native speakers
2,000 (ca. 2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Distribution of Bekais in East Timor (West Timor not shown)

Bekais is a language spoken on the border of East and West Timor that is closely related to Tetun.[2]


  1. Cunningham, Ingram, & Sumbuk, 2006. Language Diversity in the Pacific: Endangerment And Survival, p. 122
  2. Hull, Geoffrey. 1998. "The basic lexical affinities of Timor's Austronesian languages: a preliminary investigation." Studies in Languages and Cultures of East Timor 1:97-202.
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