- Malayo - Polynesian languages
- Central Malayo -Polynesian
- Timor- Flores
- Ramelaische languages
Kemak ( Ema, Portuguese: Quémaque ) is the language of Kemak, an ethnic group in north central Timor. For the most part they live in the sub-districts Atabae, Cailaco, Maliana ( Bobonaro district, 39,000 Kemak ) and Atsabe (District Ermera, 18,500 Kemak ) in East Timor, but also partly in the District of Cova Lima ( 2100 ) and the Indonesian western part of the island.
The language of the Malayo - Polynesian Kemak is a language of Timor branch. It is closely related to Tokodede and Mambai. Kemak is one of the 15 national languages recognized by the Constitution of East Timor. She is the mother tongue for 61 969 East Timorese.
Share of Kemak - native speakers in the Sucos East Timor