Sumbawa language

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Basa Semawa
Region Sumbawa
Native speakers
unknown (300,000 cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 smw

Sumbawa (Sumbawarese) is the language of the western half of Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, which it shares with Bima. It is closely related to the languages of adjacent Lombok and Bali; indeed, it is the easternmost Austronesian language in the south of Indonesia that is not part of the Central Malayo-Polynesian Sprachbund.


  1. ^ Sumbawa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)