Documentation of Maku’a
|Depositor||Aone van Engelenhoven|
|Affiliation||Leiden University, Leiden University Centre of Linguistics & Leiden institute of Asian Studies|
Summary of the deposit
This collection was started with the intention of:
- Collect and edit all existing material on Maku’a in Portugal and in East Timor;
- Assess the quantity and quality of remaining speakers in and around Tutuala (East Timor);
- Assess the feasibility of Maku’a in a larger endangered languages documentation project under preparation in East Timor, the Tasi-Feto Project.
The Makuva (Makuwa, Maku’a, Lovaia, Lovaea) are an ethnic group from East Timor who speak 56 different languages. They used to live in the village of Lovaia and then moved to the bigger settlement of Mehara, to the west of Tutuala (Lautém District).
Makuva is a language of East Timor with very few speakers. It is spoken in the Lautem district, around the village of Tutuala. All speakers are bilingual in Fataluku, which is the language they use for daily conversation.
Acknowledgement and citation
To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:
van Engelenhoven, Aone. Forthcoming. Documentation of Maku’a. London: SOAS University of London, Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000F-B647-C. Accessed on [insert date here].