|Buri Wolio (Arabic script)|
Wolio is an Austronesian language spoken in and around Baubau 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 the Buri Wolio alphabet, based on 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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