Sula–Buru languages

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Sula–Buru
Buru–Sula–Taliabo
Geographic
distribution:
Indonesia
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Glottolog: buru1321[1]

The Sula–Buru languages are a group of Austronesian languages (geographically Central–Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages) spoken on the Buru and Sula Islands in the eastern Moluccas. Buru itself has almost forty thousand speakers, and Sula about twenty thousand.

Classification[edit]

The languages are:

Another extinct Buru language may be Hukumina, but it may not have been indigenous to the island, but a Buton language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Buru–Sula–Taliabo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.