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The Fataluku language of East Timor

Fataluku is one of the languages of East Timor. It is spoken in and around the town of Lospalos, in the Lautem district, and has about 35,000 speakers. As Fataluku is a Papuan language, it is very different from Tetun and most other languages of East Timor, which are Austronesian languages.

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Fataluku Dictionary

(Kamus bahasa Fataluku)

Enter a word in Fataluku, English, Tetun, Malay,
Indonesian, or Portuguese, and press Enter

NEW: with autocomplete option

Fataluku girl

Photos of Lospalos

Home of the Fataluku-speaking community

Stories and songs in the Fataluku language

Manuel Angelina Vito Vaihoho singer Abisi

Listen to these Fataluku speakers

Makuva: an endangered language

Makuva is another language of East Timor.
It is now used mainly as a ritual language.

Read the only text ever published in Makuva

Fourth Fataluku Workshop

Fataluku vari nu kere-kere

The Fourth Fataluku Workshop was held in
Dili, East Timor on 6 - 7 March 2009.

 

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Fataluku spelling workshop

Proposals for an official spelling for Fataluku were discussed in a recent workshop in Lospalos.

The spelling guidelines are now available online