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Muna language

Wamba Wuna
Native toSulawesi, Indonesia
RegionMuna Island, Buton Island
Native speakers
(300,000 cited 1989, 2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mnb

Muna is an Austronesian language spoken principally on the island of Muna and the adjacent (northwestern) part of Buton Island, off the southeast coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The sequences /bu, pu, mbu, mpu/ have trilled allophones [ʙu, ʙ̥u, mʙu, mʙ̥u] in stressed position.[3]


  1. ^ Muna at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Muna". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Berg, René van den (1989). A Grammar of the Muna Language. Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 139. Dordrecht: Foris Publications.