Mentawai language

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Mentawai
Behase Mentawei
Native to West Sumatra, Indonesia
Region Mentawai Islands
Native speakers
58,000  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mwv
Glottolog ment1249[2]

The Mentawai language is an Austronesian language, spoken by the Mentawai-people of the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra.

Dialects[edit]

According to Ethnologue, Mentawai dialects include: Silabu, Sipura – Simalegi, Sakalagan, Saumanganja – North Siberut, South Siberut – Taikaku – Pagai.

Syamsir Arifin, et al. (1992) covers 12 dialects of Mentawai.

References[edit]

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

Links[edit]

  • Syamsir Arifin; Nasroel Malano; Yuslina Kasim. 1992. Fonologi bahasa Mentawai. Jakarta: Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa, Departemen Pendidikan dan Kebudayaa.