Aceh

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Acehnese, Achehnese, Achinese
Population

3,500,000 in Indonesia (2000 census). Population total all countries: 3,500,032.

Location

Aceh Province, north tip of Sumatra, coastal areas. Also in United States.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). De facto language of provincial identity in Aceh province.

Dialects

Banda Aceh, Baruh, Bueng, Daja, Pase, Pidie (Pedir, Timu), Tunong.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains except education and government. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], mostly in the cities, education.

Language Development
Prefer reading in Indonesian. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1997.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim.