Wemale language

Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku
Ethnicity Wemale people
Native speakers
6000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 weo
Glottolog nort2864[2]

Wemale is an Austronesian language spoken on western Seram Island in Indonesia.

The Wemale language is divided in a northern and a southern form, having variants known as Horale, Kasieh, Uwenpantai, Honitetu and Kawe.[3][4] The northern form is spoken by about 5,000 people and the Southern Wemale is spoken by about 3,700 people.[5]

See also


  1. Wemale at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "North Wemale". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Wemale". Ethnologue.com. 1999-02-19. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20130204020315/http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tlw. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. List of languages in Indonesia
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