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Nila language

Native toIndonesia
RegionNila Island; relocated to Seram Island
Ethnicity1,800 (1989)[1]
Extinct(date missing)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nil

Nila is an extinct Austronesian language originally spoken on Nila Island in Maluku, Indonesia. Speakers were relocated to Seram due to volcanic activity on Nila.


  1. ^ Nila language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. ^ Nila at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nila". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.