Bookkeeping: South Wemale

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3: Merged into North Wemale [weo]

  • Change request: 2011-083
  • ISO 639-3: tlw
  • Name: South Wemale
  • Reason: merge
  • Effective: 2012-02-03

Excerpt from change request document:

Taguchi, who originally stated that they are differen langauges, recently sent me an e-mail stating the following "My survey report in 1996-7 concluded that the North and South Wemale should be identified as two different languages. However, after many years of interactions of Wemale community people I learned and can now conclude that they can communicate with each other without difficulty. So now we may want to say that Wemale have at least two main dialects: North and South Dialects."

I recently returned from a survey of North Wemale and they said that they have no problem communicating with the Wemale on the south coast of Seram.

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