Tela’a language

Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku
Native speakers
1,100 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tvm
Glottolog tela1241[2]

Tela’a, or Tela-Masbuar (Masbuar-Tela) is an Austronesian language spoken in the two villages with those names on Babar Island in South Maluku, Indonesia.


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