Mandar

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Andian, Mandharsche, Manjar
Population

475,000 (2000 census).

Location

West Sulawesi Province, Majene, Polewali Mandar, and Mamuju regencies. Main area near Cape Mandar and Majene city; 3 coastal enclaves north of Majene city; northernmost point of province, coastal area between Parangkayu and Simajo towns. Also, south Sulawesi Province, Pangkep regency, Pabbring islands near Makassar city, other areas.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Balanipa (Napo-Tinambung), Majene, Malunda, Pamboang, Sendana (Cenrana, Tjendana). A complex dialect grouping. May be more dialects than those listed. Balanipa and Sendana may each be more than 1 dialect. Balanipa is prestige dialect. Mandar, Mamuju [mqx], and Bambam [ptu] are separate languages in a language chain.

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Buginese script [Bugi], no longer in use. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.