Retta language

Native to Indonesia
Region Pantar Island
Native speakers
(undated figure of 800)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ret
Glottolog rett1240[2]

Retta (Reta) is a Papuan language spoken on the south sides of Pula and Ternate Islands, between Pantar and Alor in the Alor archipelago of Indonesia. It is not mutually intelligible with Blagar, which is spoken on the north side of Pula Island, and is unrelated to Alorese, which is spoken on the north side of Ternate.


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