Haruku language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Haruku Island, Moluccas
Native speakers
(18,000 cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hrk
Glottolog haru1244[2]

Haruku is an Austronesian spoken on Haruku Island, just east of Ambon Island in eastern Indonesia, part of a dialect chain around Seram Island.

Each of the villages, Hulaliu, Pelauw, Kailolo, and Rohomoni, is said to have its own dialect.


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