Where on earth do they speak Kei?

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Language: Kei
Number of speakers: 85000
Language code: kei
Alternate names: Kai, Kei, Saumlaki, Veveu Evav
Where spoken: Indonesia

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  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Southeast Maluku, Kei-Tanimbar, Kei-Fordata
  • Dialects: Atnebar, Kei Besar, Kei Kecil, Ta'am, Tanimbar Kei, Tayando
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: Southeast Maluku Province, about 207 villages on 10 islands. Kei island group west of Aru islands; Kecil, Besar, and surrounding islands; also, Kur islands, lying west and northwest of Kei group.