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Kisar language

Native toIndonesia
RegionKisar Island, Maluku
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3kje

Kisar is a Central Malayo-Polynesian language spoken on Kisar Island, northeast of East Timor in Maluku, Indonesia. It shares the island with Oirata, which is a Papuan language.


  1. ^ Kisar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kisar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

Further reading

Taber, Mark (1993). "Toward a Better Understanding of the Indigenous Languages of Southwestern Maluku." Oceanic Linguistics, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Winter, 1993), pp. 389–441. University of Hawai'i.