Bugis

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Boegineesche, Boeginezen, Bugi, Buginese, De’, Rappang Buginese, Ugi
Population

5,000,000 in Indonesia (2000 census), increasing.

Location

South Sulawesi Province, Kolaka, Wundulako, Rumbia, and Poleang subdistricts, west coast, eastward through to Bone bay; Polmas and Mamuju districts, coastal swamp areas such as Bulukumba, Luwu, and Polewali. Major towns, enclaves in Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Maluku, Papua, and Sumatra provinces. Also in Malaysia.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barru (Nepo, Pare-Pare, Soppeng Riaja, Tanete, Tompo), Bone (Dua Boccoe, Mare, Palakka), Camba, Luwu (Bua Ponrang, Luwu’, Malangke-Ussu, Wara), Pangkep (Pangkajene), Pasangkayu (Ugi Riawa), Sawitto (Pinrang), Sidrap (Alitta, Pinrang Utara, Sidenrang), Sinjai (Bulukumba, Enna, Palattae), Soppeng (Kessi), Wajo. Bone and Soppeng dialects are central.

Language Use

Vigorous. 500,000 L2 speakers. Most also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1900–1997.
Writing
Buginese script, no longer in use. Latin script.
Other Comments

Muslim, Christian.

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