Bima language

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Not to be confused with Bima language (Bantu).
Bima
Nggahi Mbojo
Region Sumbawa
Native speakers
unknown (500,000 cited 1989)[1]
Dialects
Kolo
Sangar (Sanggar)
Toloweri
Bima
Mbojo
Mbojo script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bhp
Glottolog bima1247[2]

The Bima language, or Bimanese, is the language of the eastern half of Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, which it shares with the Sumbawa language. Bima territory includes the Sanggar Peninsula, where the extinct Papuan language Tambora was once spoken. It is closely related to the languages of Sumba Island to the southeast. There are over half a million Bima speakers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bima at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bima". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.