Nila language

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Nila
Native toIndonesia
RegionNila Island; relocated to Seram Island
Ethnicity1,800 (1989)[1]
Extinct(date missing)[2]
Austronesian
Language codes
ISO 639-3nil
Glottolognila1244
ELPNila

Nila is an extinct Austronesian language originally spoken on Nila Island in Maluku, Indonesia. Speakers were relocated to Seram due to volcanic activity on Nila.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nila language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nila at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Taber, Mark (1993). "Toward a better understanding of the Indigenous Languages of Southwestern Maluku". Oceanic Linguistics. 32 (2): 389–441. JSTOR 3623199.