|Native to||Indonesia, East Timor|
|2,000-5,575 (ca. 2006/2019)|
Distribution of Welaun (Bekais) in East Timor (West Timor not shown)
Welaun (also known as Bekais or Wekais) is an Austronesian language spoken on the border of East Timor and West Timor (a part of Indonesia). It is closely related to Tetun.
Welaun was documented by Hull (2003) and Edwards (2019). Edwards (2019) estimates a speaker population of 5,575. A dictionary of Welaun has been written by da Silva (2012).
It has five vowels: /i e a o u/