Wolio is an Austronesian language spoken in Bau-Bau on Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs to the Wotu–Wolio branch of the Celebic subgroup. Also known as Buton, it is a trade language and the former court language of the Sultan at Baubau. Today it is an official regional language; street signs are written in Wolio using the Arabic script.
Stress is on the penultimate syllable. The five vowels are /i e a o u/.
- Wolio at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wolio". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Donohue, Mark. (2004). "The pretenders to the Muna-Buton group." In Bowden, J. and Himmelmann, N. (eds.). Papers in Austronesian subgrouping and dialectology, pp. 21-36. Canberra: Australian National University. (Pacific Linguistics 563)
- Mead, David. (2003). "Evidence for a Celebic supergroup." In Lynch, John (ed.). Issues in Austronesian historical phonology, pp. 115-141. Canberra: Australian National University. (Pacific Linguistics 550)
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