Ende is a member of the Sumba-Flores branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 110,000 people in the Ende Regency in Nusa Tenggara Province in south central Flores in eastern Indonesia.

Ende is usually written with the Latin alphabet, however it has its own script, known as Lota or Lota Ende, which is similar to the Bugis script.

Ende alphabet

Ende alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Ende (Excel)

Sample text

Ma'e sewo bebo, nitu ngadho no'o babo mamo eo te'ti tei ra kita. ebe, langga do leka fila bewa, nuka leka keli soke ele nesi susa, jaga paga do no'o jala-jala medu tei nia ana mamo muri bheri.


Don't forget your forefathers who struggled for you; they passed the deep dark ravines and the high mountains, although troubles always came. They saved our life to keep their grandchildrens' life safe and well.

Sample video in Ende

Information about Ende | Numbers | Lota Ende script


Information about Ende

Sumba-Flores languages

Dhao, Ende, Hawu, Kambera, Kéo, Lio, Manggarainese, Ngadha, Palu’e

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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