Masela language

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Masela
Marsela
Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku
Native speakers
(1,900 cited 1980–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
mxz – Central Masela
vme – East Masela
mss – West Masela
Glottolog cent2072  Central[2]
east2462  East[3]
west2535  West[4]

Masela (Marsela) is the language of Marsela Island in South Maluku, Indonesia. Regional varieties are distinct; Ethnologue counts it as three languages.

References

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


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