Luhu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Piru
Population

L1 users: 6,500 (Collins 1983).

Location

Maluku province: Seram Bagian Barat regency, Luhu village on northwest and south coast of Seram island, Boano and Manipa islands.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Luhu, Batu Merah, Kelang. Lexical similarity: 72% with Luhu dialect, 71%–73% with Asilulu [asl].

Language Use

Vigorous. Batu Merah dialect spoken on Ambon Island has few remaining speakers. Also use Ambonese Malay [abs].

Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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