Seluwasan language

Native to Indonesia
Region Tanimbar Islands
Native speakers
(2,840 cited 1980)[1]
  • Makatian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sws
Glottolog selu1242[2]

Seluwasan is an Austronesian language of Yamdena, in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It is not close to Selaru. Makatian dialect is distinct.


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