Dampelas

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Dampelasa, Dian
Population

2,000 (Wurm 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 10,000 (Wurm 2007).

Location

Sulawesi Tengah Province, Dampelas, Sojol, and Balaesang subdistricts, 8 villages. Northwesternmost point, north peninsula, Makassar Strait.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Spoken in 8 villages but in 7 there are strong migrant communities and the everyday public language is Indonesian [ind]. Indonesian used increasingly in families who want children to have higher education (Wurm 2007).

Other Comments

Dampal dialect is extinct. Muslim.