Minahasan languages

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northern Sulawesi
Linguistic classification Austronesian
Glottolog mina1272[1]

The Minahasan languages are a group of languages spoken by the Minahasa people in northern Sulawesi. These languages are distinct from the Manado Malay language.


The languages are (Sneddon 1978:9):[2]

The Minahasan languages are classified as a branch of the Philippine subgroup.[3]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Minahasan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  2. ^ Sneddon, James N. 1978. Proto-Minahasan: phonology, morphology, and wordlist. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.
  3. ^ Adelaar, K. Alexander & Himmelmann, Nikolaus (2005). The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. London: Routledge.

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