Lawangan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Luwangan, Northeast Barito
Population

100,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Central East Kalimantan Province. Karau river area.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Ajuh, Bakoi (Lampung), Bantian (Bentian), Banuwang, Bawu (Bawo), Benua, Kali, Karau (Beloh), Lawa, Lolang, Mantararen, Njumit, Pasir, Purai, Purung, Taboyan, Tuwang. At least 17 dialects. Tawoyan [twy] may be inherently intelligible. Lexical similarity: 77% with Tawoyan [twy], 53% with Dusun Deyah [dun]. Benua (population 25,000, six subdialects) may be distinct enough to be considered a separate language. (Nikolić 2008).