This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article
in German. (July 2012) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
a machine-translated version of the German article.
Machine translation like DeepL
or Google Translate
is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
You must provide copyright attribution
in the edit summary
accompanying your translation by providing an interlanguage link
to the source of your translation. A model attribution edit summary is Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[:de:Idalaka]]; see its history for attribution.
You should also add the template ((Translated|de|Idalaka)) to the talk page
For more guidance, see Wikipedia:Translation
Idalaka is a dialect chain spoken in East Timor. The dialects are spoken in the Ramelau mountains with the exception of endangered Lolein, which is spoken in Dili. Idalaka resembles the Kemak language in that there are archaic features such as personal prefixes in verbs. Idalaka is one of 15 recognized national languages of East Timor. The name is a portmanteau of Idaté and Lakalai.