Alune language

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Native toIndonesia
RegionMaluku, Seram
Native speakers
17,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3alp

Alune is an Austronesian language of west Seram in the Maluku archipelago of Indonesia.


Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain lab.
Nasal m n ɲ
Plosive voiceless p t k
voiced b d
Fricative s h
Rhotic r
Lateral l
Semivowel w j
Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a
  • /d/ can be heard as a trill [r] in word-initial and intervocalic positions, and may also fluctuate to an affricate [dʒ] sound.
  • /n/ can be heard as a velar nasal [ŋ] when preceding velar stops.[2][3]


  1. ^ Alune at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ E. Wattimury, Ny. A. Haulussy, and J. Pentury. Struktur Bahasa Alune. 1997. Jakarta: Pusat Pembinaan dan Pengembangan Bahasa.
  3. ^ Taguchi, Yushin & Takako (1990). A phonology of Alune. Workpapers in Indonesian Languages and Cultures 8. pp. 95–127.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)