Saparua language

Native to Indonesia
Region Seram and Saparua Islands, Moluccas
Native speakers
(10,200 cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 spr
Glottolog sapa1251[2]

Saparua is an Austronesian spoken in the Mulukus of eastern Indonesia. Dialects are diverse, and Latu might be included as one.


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