West Damar language

West Damar
North Damar
Damar Batumerah
Native to Indonesia
Region Maluku Islands
Native speakers
(800 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 drn
Glottolog west2548[2]

West Damar, or North Damar, is an Austronesian language of Damar Island, one of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It is highly divergent, retaining distinctions which have been lost in all other languages of eastern Indonesia, and is perhaps an isolate within the Malayo-Polynesian family.

See also


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