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

6a (Vigorous).

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).

Language Use

Also use Bakumpai [bkr].