NUSA LAUT: a language of Indonesia (Maluku)

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).

SIL code: NUL

ISO 639-2: map

Population 10 speakers possibly out of an ethnic group of 2,226 (1989 SIL). 
Region Titawai village, Nusa Laut Island, Lease Islands, central Maluku.
Alternate names   NUSALAUT
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Central Malayo-Polynesian, Central Maluku, East, Seram, Nunusaku, Piru Bay, East, Seram Straits, Uliase, Hatuhaha, Elpaputi.
Comments 69% lexical similarity with Saparua, 65% with Amahai. Barely used, and only by a few older people. Christian. Nearly extinct.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:

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