Behoa
Besoa
Native toIndonesia
RegionSulawesi
Native speakers
10,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bep
Glottologbeso1237
ELPBesoa

Behoa (also Besoa) is an Austronesian language spoken in the North Lore district of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Together with Napu and Bada, it belongs to the Badaic subgroup.[2] Based on lexical similarity, Behoa occupies an immediate position within Badaic between Napu and Bada; nevertheless it is geographically, politically and culturally distinct.[2]

References

  1. ^ Behoa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Martens, Michael P. (1989). "The Badaic languages of Central Sulawesi" (PDF). In Sneddon, James N. (ed.). Studies in Sulawesi Languages, Part 1. Jakarta: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya. pp. 19–53.

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