350,000 (2000 census), increasing.
Central Sulawesi Province, coastal area, both sides of neck south of Manimaya peninsula.
3 (Wider communication).Ledo is lingua franca in West Toraja area.
Ado (Pakuli, Sibalaya), Doi (Kayu Malue, Mamboro), Edo (Sidondo), Ija (Sigi), Ledo (Palu), Rai (Sindue-Tawaili, Tawaili-Sindue), Raio (Kori), Ta’a (Dolago-Sausu, Sausu), Taa (Palolo), Tado (Ri Io, To ri Io, Torio, Toriu), Tara (Parigi). Doi dialect is intelligible of Ledo and Edo; Ado next most intelligible; Tado a little less. Some intelligibility of Da’a [kzf], but major sociolinguistic differences. Lexical similarity: 80%–88% between Ledo and the Ado, Edo, Doi, and Lindu dialects.
Largest and most prestigious of Kaili varieties in Sulawesi. Used as L2 by Uma [ppk].
Latin script [Latn].
Tado dialect different from Tado, an alternate name for Lindu [klw]. Muslim, Christian.