Luhu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Piru
Population

6,500 (Collins 1983).

Location

Maluku Province, Seram Bagian Barat regency, western Seram island, Hoamoal peninsula, northwest coast on Boano strait, south coast facing Piru bay: Luhu village. Boano and Manipa islands, west of Seram island.

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.