Luhu language

Native to Indonesia
Region Seram Island, Maluku
Native speakers
(6,500 cited 1983)[1]
  • Piru
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lcq
Glottolog luhu1243[2]

Luhu is an Austronesian spoken in the west of Seram Island in eastern Indonesia. It is spoken in Luhu village on Hoamoal Peninsula at the western end of Seram, and in Boano and Kelang islands, off the western tip of Seram Island.[3]

The northernmost dialect, Piru, was separated from the rest of the language through colonial depopulation, and was influenced by neighboring languages as it became moribund.


  1. Luhu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Luhu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Ethnologue 15 report for Indonesia (Maluku)
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