Dengka language

Western Rote
Native to Indonesia
Region Rote Island
Native speakers
20,000 (2002)[1]
  • Western Dengka
  • Eastern Dengka
  • Lelain
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dnk
Glottolog deng1253[2]

Dengka is a Central Malayo-Polynesian language of Roti Island, off Timor, Indonesia.


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