Mori Atas, also known as Upper Mori or West Mori, is an Austronesian language of the Celebic branch. The traditional Mori Atas homeland is the upper course of the Laa River in Central Sulawesi.
Classification [ edit ]
Mori Atas is classified as a member of the
Bungku-Tolaki group of languages, and shares its closest affinities with the Padoe language. Together, Mori Atas and  Mori Bawah are sometimes referred to collectively by the cover term ‘ Mori’.
Dialects [ edit ]
Mori Atas presents a complicated dialect situation. Following Esser, five dialects can be regarded as principal.
Mori Atas at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue
Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mori Atas". . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Glottolog 3.0
^ Mead, David. Proto-Bungku-Tolaki: Reconstruction of its phonology and aspects of its morphosyntax. (PhD dissertation, Rice University, 1998), p. 117.
^ Esser, S. J.
, translated from the Dutch version of 1927-1933 (Dallas: SIL, 2011), pp. 2 ff. Phonology and Morphology of Mori