Location and Population
The Kumbewaha language is spoken by an estimated 3,400 people in the villages of Kumbewaha and Wajah Jaya on the eastern coast of Buton Island (Andersen 2006:7).
Donohue (2004:33) classifies Kumbewaha as a sister language of Lasalimu, but beyond word list data little is known about the Kumbewaha language.
Andersen, T. David. 2006. Suku bahasa di Sulawesi Tenggara. Unpublished typescript, 11 pp.
Donohue, Mark. 2004. The pretenders to the Muna-Buton group. Papers in Austronesian subgrouping and dialectology (Pacific Linguistics, 563), edited by John Bowden and Nikolaus P. Himmelmann, 21–35. Canberra: Australian National University.