Selayar Language (sly)

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Also Known As: Salayar,Salajar,Salayer,Saleier,Silajara,Siladja,Selayar language


Selayar or Selayarese is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by about 100,000 people on the island of Selayar in South Sulawesi province, Indonesia. Vowels are lengthened when stressed and in an open syllable. Nasalization extends from nasal consonants to the following vowels, continuing until blocked by an intonation break or a consonant other than a glottal stop:

Of the coronals, the voiceless stop is dental, while the others are alveolar...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Selayar Language Speakers


Main Country: Indonesia
Spoken In:

Regions: Asia

ISO 639-3 Code: sly

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Austronesian Group

    Malayo-Polynesian Group

      Western Malayo-Polynesian Group

        Sulawesi Group

          South Sulawesi Group

            Makassar Group

              Selayar Language