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- The Languages of East Timor - Some Basic Facts (read the document by Dr. Geoffrey Hull, INL)
This blog intends to present different contributions on East Timor Languages and to discuss them, dealing also with others areas, such as: History and Anthropology. So, this is a space for scholars and researchers who deals with East Timor with emphasis on the Languages spoken in this country.
Tocodede (also known as Tukude, Tokodede, Tokodé, and Tocod) is one of the languages of East Timor, spoken by about 65,000 people in the district of Liquiçá, especially the subdistricts of MaubaraLiquiçá along the Lois River. The number has declined in recent years. It is a Malayo-Polynesian language, in the Timor group.
The first significant text published in Tocodede was Peneer meselo laa Literatura kidia-laa Timór, translated by João Paulo T. Esperança, Fernanda Correia, and Cesaltina Campos from an article by João Paulo T. Esperança entitled "A Brief Look at the Literature of Timor". The Tocodede version was published in the literary supplement Várzea de Letras, published by the Department of Portuguese Language of the National University of Timor-Leste, in Dili, in December 2005.