Saluan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Loinang, Loindang, Madi, Mondono
Population

76,000 (1978).

Location

East Central Sulawesi Province, Batui, Batui, Kintom, Luwuk, East Luwuk, Boalemo, Pagimana, Bunta, and Nuhon subdistricts, 136 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kintom-Pagimana-Boalemo, Loinang (Baloa’, Kohumama’, Lingketeng), Luwuk. Related to Balantak [blz] and Andio [bzb]. Lexical similarity: 74% with Batui [zbt], 53% with Bobongko [bgb], 62% with Andio [bzb], 51% with Balantak [blz].

Language Use

Some children only use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Bible: 2002.
Other Comments

Users prefer Saluan over Loinang. Muslim, traditional religion, Christian.