Komering

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kumoring
Population

470,000 (2000 census). 20,000 in Jakarta (1992).

Location

South Sumatra Province. Separate areas along Komering river from Lake Ranau to near Palembang city.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Downstream Komering, Kayu Agung, Kayu Agung Asli, Komering, Upstream Komering. Lexical similarity: 70% with the Kalianda dialect of Lampung Api [ljp]; 74% with Sungkai dialect of Lampung Api (most similar).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind]; Palembang Musi [mui] is market language.

Language Development
Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Muslim (Shafi Sunni).