Habun language

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Region East Timor
Native speakers
2,700 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hbu
Glottolog habu1241[2]
Distribution of Habun mother-tongue speakers in East Timor

Habu (Habun) is a language spoken in central East Timor.

The classification of Habu is unclear. Structurally, it is Malayo-Polynesian. However, its vocabulary is largely Papuan, similar to that of Makasae.


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