Tela’a language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku
Native speakers
1,100 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tvm
Glottolog tela1241[2]

Tela’a, or Tela-Masbuar (Masbuar-Tela) is an Austronesian language spoken in the two villages with those names on Babar Island in South Maluku, Indonesia.


  1. ^ Tela’a at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tela-Masbuar". 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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