West Damar language
|unknown (800 cited 1987)|
West Damar, or North Damar, is an Austronesian language of Damar Island, one of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It is highly divergent, retaining distinctions which have been lost in all other languages of eastern Indonesia, and is perhaps an isolate within the Malayo-Polynesian family.
- Michael Chlenov & Svetlana Chlenova, 2006. "West Damar language or Damar-Batumerah, an isolate in South-Eastern Indonesia." Tenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, 17–20 January 2006, Palawan, Philippines.