Habu
RegionEast Timor
Native speakers
2,700 (2010)[1]
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3hbu
Glottologhabu1241
ELPHabu
Distribution of Habun mother-tongue speakers in East Timor

Habu (Habun) is a language spoken in central East Timor.

The classification of Habu is unclear. Structurally, it is Malayo-Polynesian. However, its vocabulary is largely Papuan, similar to that of Makasae.

References

  1. ^ Habu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)