Habun language

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Habu
Region East Timor
Native speakers
2,700  (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hbu
Glottolog habu1241[2]
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Distribution of Habun mother-tongue speakers in East Timor

Habu (Habun) is a language spoken in central East Timor.

The classification of Habu is unclear. Structurally, it is Malayo-Polynesian. However, its vocabulary is largely Papuan, similar to that of Makasae.

References[edit]

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