Bungku is a member of the Celebic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 22,000 people in Sulawesi in Indonesia, particularly in the Bungku Selatan, Bungku Tengah and Bungku Utara sub-districts of Central Sulawesi province, and in the Asera, Soropia and Lasolo sub-districts of Southeast Sulawesi province.

Bungku is also known as Ikinyikiusa, Tamboeko, Tambuku or Tobuco. Dialects include Bungku, Routa, Tulambatu, Torete, Landawe and Waia.

Bungku alphabet and pronunciation

Bungku alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample videos in Bungku


Information about Bungku

Celebic languages

Balantak, Bungku, Cia-Cia, Kodeoha, Kulisusu, Mori Atas, Mori Bawah, Moronene, Muna, Tajio, Tolaki, Tukang Besi, Wolio

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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