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Nazar Nazarudin


N. Nazarudin MA
+31 71 527 2727

Fields of interest

  • Descriptive and documentary linguistics
  • Language contact



I am doing research about language in contact: a case of Woirata language on Kisar Island. Woirata is a minority non-Austronesian language (Papuan, Trans New-Guinea) spoken by 1200 people on Kisar Island, Southwest Maluku, Indonesia. There are at least three other languages on the island, Meher (Austronesian and also known as Kisar) spoken by more than 10.000 speakers, Ambonese Malay, and Indonesia. Ambonese Malay had been widely used by Meher people and Woirata as language for daily activities and for social interethnic interaction, such as trading in a market. People of this island usually use Indonesian as a language of education and also at government office. Because of this situation of multilingualism, language change due to contact is expected to occur. Therefore, the aim of my research is to investigate the Oirata language and its changes due to language contact.


Teaching activities

I was teaching Indonesian language and linguistics and also an introduction to Korean linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia.


Curriculum vitae

BA in Indonesian language and literature department at Faculty of Humanities University of Indonesia with thesis about "Lexical Borrowing Process in Indonesian Automotive Terminology"

MA in Linguistics at Korean Language and Literature Department, Inha University, South Korea with thesis about "Comparative Studies on General Classifier in Korean and Indonesian".



  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden



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