Hukumina language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Buru Island, Moluccas
Extinct (1 speaker in 1989)[1]
  • Palumata
  • Bara
Language codes
ISO 639-3 huw
Glottolog huku1237[2]

Hukumina is an extinct and unclassified Austronesian language recently spoken in the northwest of Buru Island in the Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia. However, it may not have been one of the indigenous Buru languages but an old migration from Buton Island off the southeast coast of Sulawesi, and thus possibly a Buton language.


  1. ^ Grimes, "Buru (Masarete)", in Tsuchida, ed., 1995, Comparative Austronesian Dictionary
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hukumina". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.