Boano

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Buano
Population

3,240 (1982).

Location

Maluku Province, North Buano main village. Boano island, facing northwest point, Seram island.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 60% with Luhu [lcq], 61% with Lisabata-Nuniali [lcs] (most similar).

Language Use

Vigorous in north Boano. South Boano may have no remaining speakers.

Other Comments

Different from Boano [bzl] in Sulawesi.