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Wemale language

Native toIndonesia
EthnicityWemale people
Native speakers
6000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3weo

Wemale is an Austronesian language spoken on western Seram Island in Indonesia.

The language is divided into northern and southern dialects, having variants known as Horale, Kasieh, Uwenpantai, Honitetu and Kawe.[3][4] Northern Wemale is spoken by about 5,000 people, whereas Southern Wemale is spoken by about 3,700 people.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Wemale at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wemale". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Wemale". 1999-02-19. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  4. ^ "Wemale, South". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. ^ List of languages in Indonesia