Rahambuu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Lellewao, Lellewau, Noihe, Wiaoe, Wiau
Population

5,000 (Mead 1999).

Location

Southeast Sulawesi Province, North Kolaka Regency, Pakue subdistrict. West coast, upper Bone bay, north of Kodeoha [vko] language area to Central Sulawesi Province border. Some in Central Sulawesi Province.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 87% between dialects, 75% with Kodeoha [vko], 70% with Tolaki [lbw], Mekongga dialect of Tolaki [lbw], and Waru [wru]; 54% with Mori [mzq] or [xmz] and Bungku [bkz] groups.

Language Use

Also use Bugis [bug] (Wurm 2007).

Other Comments

Muslim.