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 that may not have been indigenous to the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Buru–Sula–Taliabo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.