Lampung Api

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Api, Lampong, Lampung, Lampung Pesisir
Population

827,000 (2000 census).

Location

Southernmost Sumatra island, 3 provinces, many communities near or on Selat Sunda, west, central, and south Lampung Province, regencies: Lampung Barat and Tanggamus, southwest coast and coastline around Semangko bay, Way Kanan, Lampung Utara, and Pringsewu, inland, southeast tip, Lampung Selatan, east coast of Lampung bay and nearby islands Sebuku, Sebesi, Tabuan, and Legundi; Sumatera Selatan Province, Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan, Ogan Komering Ulu Timur, and Ogan Komering Ulu regencies, near headwaters of Kanan river; south Bengkulu Province, Kaur regency.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Krui (Kroe, Kru’i, Njo, Western Lampung), Southern Pesisir, Pubian, Ranau, Sungkai, Daya.

Language Use

Outside of the city, home and village everyday. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn]. Kaganga script [Rjng].

Other Comments

Teachers must use L1, especially in lower grades. Muslim.