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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.
The classification of the Badaic languages is controversial. While generally held to be a branch of the Kaili-Pamona languages, they share many features with languages of the Seko branch of the South Sulawesi languages, and may actually prove to be South Sulawesi languages that were strongly influenced by Kaili-Pamona languages.
- Bada at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Behoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Napu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Badaic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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