Sabu Bible - New Testament

Sabu Bible - New Testament

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Sabu Bible - New Testament

The Hawu language, also known as Havu, historically Sawu, and known to outsiders as Savu or Sabu (thus Havunese, Savunese, Sawunese), is the language of the Savu people of Savu Island in Indonesia and of Raijua Island off the western tip of Savu. While past studies have suggested that Hawu may be a non-Austronesian (Papuan) language (See Savu languages for details.), the more-accepted classification is that it is a Central Malayo-Polynesian language that is most closely related to Dhao (spoken on Rote) and the languages of Sumba. Dhao was once considered a dialect of Hawu, but the two languages are not mutually intelligible.The following description is based on Walker (1982) and Grimes (2006).