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Mamasa

A language of Indonesia (Sulawesi)

ISO 639-3mqj

Population  100,000 (1991 SIL).
Region  West Sulawesi, Polmas District, Polewali subdistrict, along Mamasa River.
Language map  Indonesia, Sulawesi, reference number 58
Dialects  Northern Mamasa, Central Mamasa, Pattae’ (Southern Mamasa, Patta’ Binuang, Binuang, Tae’, Binuang-Paki-Batetanga-Anteapi). Lexical similarity: 78% with Toraja-Sa’dan [ska].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, South Sulawesi, Northern, Toraja-Sa’dan
Language use  Vigorous.
Language development  Bible portions: 1995.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Wet rice cultivation, coffee. Christian, Muslim (Pattae’), traditional religion.