Banda language (Maluku)

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Not to be confused with Banda languages.
Native to Indonesia
Region Kei Islands
Native speakers
(3,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bnd
Glottolog band1355[2]

Banda is an Austronesian language of the Central Maluku subgroup. Along with Kei, it is one of the two languages of the Kei Islands in the Indonesian province of Maluku.


  1. ^ Banda at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Banda (Indonesia)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.