Tetum (Portuguese), Tetun (Lian Tetun)
Lian Tetun
Country West Timor, East Timor
Speakers
500,000, mostly in Indonesia (2010–2011)
50,000 L2-speakers in Indonesia and East Timor
Family
Austronesian
Dialects
  • Belunese (Tetun Belu)
  • Terik (Tetun Terik)
AreaCentral Timor corridor north, to south coasts, east of Atoni, west of Bunak (in Batagude); Batibo area, south coast, Viqueque and Soibada areas. Also in East Timor.
Language Sites
ISO 639-2 tet
ISO 639-3 tet
Glottolog tetu1245
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Distribution in East Timor of Tetum Belu (west) and Tetum Terik (southeast). The majority of Tetun speakers, who live in West Timor, are not shown.
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