The Sawai language (also Weda) is a South Halmahera language of Austronesian stock spoken in the Weda and Gane Timor districts of southern Halmahera, northern Maluku Province, Indonesia. There are approximately 12,000 speakers.
Below is a description of the Kobe dialect of Sawai spoken in the villages of Lelilef Woyebulan and Kobe Peplis.
Sawai has 14 consonants:
Sawai has 7 vowels:
Sawai has the following syllable structure: