Welcome to LexiRumah

LexiRumah (from Lexicon and Ind. Rumah = house) is an online database containing lexical data about languages of the Lesser Sunda islands. The database contains transcribed wordlist data and was set up and is maintained by the NWO Vici project “Reconstructing the past through languages of the present: the Lesser Sunda Islands” at Leiden University.

Data Provenance

The data represented in LexiRumah is taken from published sources attributed explicitly or from survey work executed in the following projects:
  • NWO-VICI project “Reconstructing the past through languages of the present: the Lesser Sunda Islands”, Leiden University 2014–2019
  • The European Science Foundation EuroBABEL Project “Alor-Pantar languages: Origins and theoretical impact”, Leiden University, University of Fairbanks, Alaska, US and University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 2009–2013
  • NWO-VIDI project “Linguistic Variation in Eastern Indonesia”, Leiden University 2002–2007

How to cite LexiRumah

LexiRumah is a separate publication by Kaiping, Gereon & Klamer, Marian with Wu, Jiang. We recommend you cite it as

Kaiping, Gereon & Klamer, Marian (eds.). 2017. LexiRumah. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Available online at http://www.model-ling.eu/lexirumah/. Accessed on 2018-12-14.

It is important to cite the specific reference (printed source, data collector) that you are taking information from. Every item in the database is linked to its reference, please cite them accordingly as, for example

Greenhill et al., 2008. In: Kaiping, Gereon & Klamer, Marian (eds.). 2017. LexiRumah. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Available online at http://www.model-ling.eu/lexirumah/. Accessed on 2018-12-14.

Lexical items 38,912
Concepts 596
Sources 79
Cognate sets 10,867
Languages 101 from 2 families
59 Austronesian
42 Timor-Alor-Pantar