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Behoa language

Native toIndonesia
Native speakers
10,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bep

Behoa (also Besoa) is an Austronesian language spoken in the North Lore district of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Together with Napu and Bada, it belongs to the Badaic subgroup.[3] Based on lexical similarity, Behoa occupies an immediate position within Badaic between Napu and Bada; nevertheless it is geographically, politically and culturally distinct.[3]


  1. ^ Behoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Besoa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Martens, Michael P. (1989). "The Badaic languages of Central Sulawesi". In James N. Sneddon (ed.), Studies in Sulawesi languages, part 1, 19–53. Jakarta: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.