Nias is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by about 770,000 people
spoken on Nias Island and Batu Islands off the west coast of Sumatra
in Indonesia. It is a member of the Northwest Sumatran subgroup of
Malayo-Polynesian languages, along with Mentawai and Batak, and
has three main dialects: northern, central and southern.
Nias alphabet and pronunciation (Southern dialect)