||250,000 (1992 SIL), increasing.
||South Sulawesi, Kabupaten Luwu from Larompong District through Sabbang, and scattered pockets. Rongkong in Luwu District, southeast Limbong and Sabbang subdistricts. Also an enclave in Wasuponda, Nuha subdistrict near Soroako town.
Indonesia, Sulawesi, reference number 87
||East Toraja, Luwu, Rongkong, Rongkong Kanandede, Sada, Sangangalla’, Tae’ Tae’, Taeq, To Rongkong, Toraja Timur, Toware
||Rongkong, Northeast Luwu, South Luwu, Bua, Toala’, Palili’. Lexical similarity: 92% among dialects, over 86% with the northern dialects, 80% with Toraja-Sa’dan.
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, South Sulawesi, Northern, Toraja-Sa’dan
||Vigorous. Lemolang and some Bugis, Torajans speak Tae’. Written use for ancestral stories. All domains. Positive attitude. Also use Indonesian [ind].
||Literacy rate in L1: 20%–30%. About 10%–20% write.
||Agriculturalists: wet rice, coffee, vegetables. Muslim, Christian.