The Maku'a Pilot Project: documenting an enigmatic moribund language in East Timor

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create multimedia collection of endangered languages. These collections are preserved and made freely available through the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) housed at the library of SOAS University of London.

This project intends to: 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. Primary investigator: Aone van Engelenhoven

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Location: Organiser(s): Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Project partner(s): Leiden University Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: £3,950.00 Commencement Date: 01/1999 Project Status: Active
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