Bada

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bada’, Tobada’
Population

6,800 (Martens 1989), increasing.

Location

Sulawesi Tengah and border area Sulawesi Selatan provinces, Poso and Luwu Utara regencies, Lore Selatan, Pamona Selatan, Poso Pesisir, and Parigi subdistricts, northwest of Lake Poso: at least 24 villages. Ako dialect in northern Mamuju regency, Pasangkayu subdistrict; some in Ampibabo subdistrict, Lemusa village.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bada, Ako. Lexical similarity: 85% with Bada and Behoa [bep], 91% with Behoa and Napu [npy], 80% with Bada and Napu [npy]. The 3 are geographically, politically, and culturally separate.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Tobada’, Bada person. Christian.