The Wolowa and Wakole language communities of Buton Island in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia, have mostly escaped the attention of linguistic scholarship. In this paper I present background information about these communities along with two word lists, both comprising more than eight hundred items. Based on a lexicostatistical analysis I tentatively conclude that Wolowa and Wakole should be regarded as dialects of Kumbewaha.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Word Lists
Sulawesi Language Alliance
English, Indonesian, Kumbewaha
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Quality of the word lists; 3. Relationship with Cia-Cia and Kumbewaha; 4. Word lists; References.
Version 1 [17 August 2017]
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