Central Maluku languages
|Maluku Islands (Indonesia)|
The Central Maluku languages are a putative group of fifty Austronesian languages (geographically Central–Eastern Malayo-Polynesian languages) spoken principally on the Seram, Buru, Ambon, Kei, and the Sula Islands. None of the languages have as many as fifty thousand speakers, and several are extinct.
The following classification of the Central Maluku languages below is from Collins (1983:20, 22) and (1986).
- West Central Maluku
- East Central Maluku (around Seram and Aru)
- Collins, James T. 1983. The historical relationships of the languages of Central Maluku, Indonesia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.