Maiwa language (Sulawesi)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native to Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Ethnicity Maiwa, Massenrempulu
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wmm
Glottolog maiw1250[2]

Maiwa is an Austronesian language spoken by around 50,000 people in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs to the Northern branch of the South Sulawesi subgroup, and is closely related to Duri and Enrekang.[3]


  1. ^ Maiwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Maiwa (Indonesia)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Friberg, Timothy and Thomas V. Laskowske. 1989. South Sulawesi languages. In: J.N.Sneddon (ed.), Studies in Sulawesi linguistics part 1, 1–17. (NUSA: Linguistic Studies of Indonesian and Other Languages in Indonesia, 31). Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri Nusa, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.