Where on earth do they speak Buru?

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Language: Buru
Number of speakers: 33000
Language code: mhs
Alternate names: Boeroe, Buru, Buruese
Where spoken: Indonesia

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  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Central Maluku, Buru
  • Dialects: Central Buru, Fogi, Li Emteban, Masarete, Rana, South Buru, Tomahu, Wae Geren, Wae Kabo, Wae Sama, Waesama
  • Also spoken in: Netherlands
  • Region: Maluku Province, all of Buru island, except northeast corner, 70 villages. Some on Ambon island, in Jakarta. Also in Netherlands.