Sikule language

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Sikule
Wali Banuah
Native to Indonesia
Region Aceh, Sumatra
Native speakers
unknown (undated figure of 20,000)[1]
Austronesian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 skh
Glottolog siku1242[2]

The Sikule language (also called Sibigo, Sigulai, Ageumeui, or Wali Banuah) is spoken on Simeulue island off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.[3]

Sikule is spoken in Alafan district, on the western end of Simeulue island. It is apparently related to the Nias language.[4] Ethnologue lists Lekon and Tapah as dialects.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sikule reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sikule". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Tsunami 1907: Early Interpretation and its Development
  4. ^ http://asiaharvest.org/wp-content/themes/asia/docs/people-groups/Indonesia/Simeulue.pdf
  5. ^ Ethnologue 16th

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