Maiwa Language (Sulawesi)
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Maiwa Language Sulawesi
Native toIndonesia
EthnicityMaiwa, Massenrempulu
Native speakers
(50,000 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes

Maiwa is an Austronesian language spoken by around 50,000 people in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs to the Northern branch of the South Sulawesi subgroup, and is closely related to Duri, Enrekang and Malimpung.[3]


  1. ^ Maiwa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Maiwa (Indonesia)". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Friberg, Timothy and Thomas V. Laskowske. 1989. South Sulawesi languages. In: J.N.Sneddon (ed.), Studies in Sulawesi linguistics part 1, 1-17. (NUSA: Linguistic Studies of Indonesian and Other Languages in Indonesia, 31). Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri Nusa, Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya.

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