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Seram languages

Seram
Ceram
Geographic
distribution:
Indonesia
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Subdivisions:
  • Nunusaku
  • Bobot–Masiwang
  • etc.
Ethnologue code: 17-1376

The Seram languages are a group of forty Malayo-Polynesian languages, spoken on and around the island of Seram. They are moderately supported as a family. None of the languages have more than about twenty thousand speakers, and several are endangered with extinction.

Classification

According to Ethnologue 16, the languages are as follows:

  • Bobot
  • Masiwang
  • Hoti
  • Manusela–Seti: Benggoi, Huaulu, Salas, Liana-Seti, Manusela
  • Sawai–Nuaulu: South Nuaulu, North Nuaulu, Saleman
  • Nunusaku

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