Rusenu: A new AN (or NAN) language

Harald Hammarström harald at BOMBO.SE
Tue Jul 10 18:23:42 UTC 2007

Dear all,
I don't know if this has been mentioned here yet:

Summary for those whose Dutch is rusty:
In January, Aone van Engelenhoven (Leiden) came across possibly the last 
speaker of Rusenu, a thitherto unknown language of East Timor. This 
speaker was in her eightis and Dr. van Engelenhoven's flight back to 
Leiden was the next day! It is not told whether Rusenu is Austronesian or 
not, it is also possible that it is a speech register.

I don't have any more or more recent infomation (but I am sure van 
Engelenhoven himself does).


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