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Nias (Li Niha)

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)

Nias alphabet and pronunciation (Southern dialect)

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Information about the Nias language

Malayo-Polynesian languages

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