Mamasa Language
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Mamasa Language
Mamasa
Native toIndonesia
RegionSulawesi
Native speakers
(100,000 cited 1991)[1]
Dialects
  • Northern Mamasa
  • Central Mamasa
  • Pattae'
Language codes
mqj
Glottologmama1276[2]

Mamasa is an Austronesian language of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Dialects

Three dialects can be distinguished:[3]

  • Northern Mamasa
  • Central Mamasa
  • Pattae'

Speakers of Pattae' are a culturally distinct ethnic group traditionally more affiliated to the Mandar people than to speakers of the Northern and Central Mamasa dialects in the interior, and for that reason Pattae' is considered by its speakers to be a language separate from Mamasa proper (i.e. Northern and Central Mamasa).

Phonology

Mamasa has the following consonants and vowels:[4]

Consonants
Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ?
voice b d g
Fricative s
Nasals m n ?
Lateral l
Trills r
Semivowels w y
Vowels
Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low a

References

  1. ^ Mamasa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mamasa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "The Mamasa Language". Sulawesi Language Alliance. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Smith, Beverly Kean (1993), A phonological reconstruction of Proto-Pitu Ulunna Salu, OCLC 840034799

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