Col

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Cul, Sindang
Population

145,000 (2000 census).

Location

Interior of South Sumatra, Lubuklinggau area and east of Bengkulu; Muaraklingi area, south, east, and north.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Beliti; Lubuk Linggau, Lembak Delapan, Sindang Kelingi.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Indonesian [ind] used in civic and educational domains. Urban Palembang, a dialect of Musi [mui], used as a trade language with neighboring groups.

Language Development
Not currently a written language. Literacy valued in Indonesian. Taught in primary schools. Grammar.
Other Comments

The Lembak Delapan dialect of Col in Bengkulu is not to be confused with the Lembak subdialect of the Belide dialect of Musi [mui]. Muslim.