Buru Language

Buru Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Buru is an Austronesian language; as of 1989, it was spoken by about 33,000 Buru people of whom about 30,000 lived on Indonesian island Buru. It is also preserved in the Buru communities on Ambon and some other Maluku Islands, as well as in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and in the Netherlands. The language belongs to the Central Maluku branch of Malayo-Polynesian languages. Three dialects are distinguished, which are used by the corresponding ethnic groups of Buru island: Rana, Masarete and Wae Sama. some 3,000-5,000 of Rana people along with their main dialect use the so-called "secret dialect" Ligahan.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766566
  • 9786136766560