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Muna language

Muna
Wamba Wuna
Native toSulawesi, Indonesia
RegionMuna Island, Buton Island
Native speakers
(300,000 cited 1989, 2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mnb
Glottologmuna1247[2]

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]

References

  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.