Kambera (also known as Sumbanese, East Sumbanese, Oost-Sumbaas, Humba, Hilu Humba, East Sumba, and Sumba) is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
/ai/ and /au/ function phonologically as the long counterparts to /e/ and /o/, respectively.
Kambera formerly had /s/, but a sound change
occurring around the turn of the 20th century replaced all occurrences of former /s/ with /h/.
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