Muna language

Native to Sulawesi, Indonesia
Region Muna Island, Buton Island
Native speakers
(300,000 cited 1989, 2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mnb
Glottolog muna1247[2]

Muna is an Austronesian language spoken principally on the island of Muna and the adjacent (nowthwestern) part of Buton Island, off the southeast coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

The sequences /bu, pu, mbu, mpu/ have trilled allophones [ʙu, ʙ̥u, mʙu, mʙ̥u] in stressed position.


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

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