Nila language

Native to Indonesia
Region Nila Island; relocated to Seram Island
Ethnicity 1,800 (1989)[1]
Extinct (date missing)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nil
Glottolog nila1244[3]

Nila is an extinct Austronesian language originally spoken on Nila Island in Maluku, Indonesia. Speakers were relocated to Seram due to volcanic activity on Nila.


  1. Nila language at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
  2. Nila at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nila". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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