Badaic language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Native speakers
unknown (23,000 cited 1989–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
bhz – Bada
bep – Behoa
npy – Napu
Glottolog bada1260[2]

Bada, or Badaic, is a dialect continuum of Malayo-Polynesian languages in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The three principal varieties, Bada (Bada’), Behoa (Besoa), and Napu, are 85–90% lexically similar, but their speakers are culturally distinct.


  1. ^ Bada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Behoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Napu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Badaic". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.