Language name: WEST MAKIAN
UPSID number: 8647
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Papuan, West Papuan
This language has 23 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.464185867 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD k b dD g tS dZ P h "s m nD n_ N "r "l i "e a "o u "@
Comment: West Makian is spoken in the western half of Makian Island and some nearby islands to the west of the coast of South Halmahera, Maluku, Indonesia. Vowel sequences are common, including of like vowels. Most words are stressed on the penultimate syllable.
Source(s): Voorhoeve, C.L. 1982. The West Makian language, North Moluccas, Indonesia: a fieldwork report. In C.L. Voorhoeve (ed.), The Makian Languages and Their Neighbours (Pacific Linguistics, Series D, No. 46). Australian National University, Canberra: 1-74.
Watuseke, F.S. 1976. West Makian, a language of the North-Halmahera group of the West-Irian phylum. Anthropological Linguistics 18: 274-285.

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