Konjo, Coastal

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kondjo, Tiro
Population

125,000 (1990 SIL). 50,000 Kajang, 10,000 Tiro.

Location

South Sulawesi Province, Sinjai, Bulukumba, and Bantaeng regencies. Southeasternmost corner of peninsula; Salayer strait.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bantaeng (Bonthain), Konjo Pesisir (Ara, Bira), Tana Toa (Black Konjo, Kadjang, Kajang, Tana Towa). Tana Toa is north end of dialect subgroup. Lexical similarity: 76% with Makassar [mak]; Tana Toa dialect: 10% with other coastal dialects.

Language Use

Youth increasingly use Indonesian [ind].

Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Tana Towa resist modern ways, contact with outsiders. Muslim, traditional religion.