Nasal language

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Not to be confused with nasal vowel.
Native to Indonesia
Region Southwestern Sumatra
Native speakers
3,000  (2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nsy
Glottolog nasa1239[2]

Nasal is a small language of southwestern Sumatra discovered in 2008. Classification is not established, but it might prove to be related to Rejang.

Nasal is spoken in the Nasal River area of Kaur Regency, Bengkulu Province, Sumatra, in the villages of Tanjung Betuah, Gedung Menung, and Tanjung Baru. There are many loanwords from Lampung.[3]


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