Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Phonetic Representation Illustrations of the IPA


John Bowdena1 and John Hajeka1

a1 Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia e-mail:

Taba (also known as ‘East Makian’ or ‘Makian Dalam’) is an Austronesian language spoken in northern Maluku province, Indonesia. It is spoken on Makian, Moti and Kayoa islands and also in a few villages on other nearby islands. The speech recorded here is from the village of Ngofakiaha on Makian island. Slight dialectal variations are to be found in most villages where the language is spoken.