Selaru language

Native to Indonesia
Region Tanimbar Islands
Native speakers
8,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 slu
Glottolog sela1259[2]

Selaru is an Austronesian language of Selaru and Yamdena, in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Linguistically is not close to Seluwasan, its nearest relative.


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