Rejang

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Djang, Redjang
Population

350,000 (2000 census).

Location

Sumatra, north Bengkulu Province. Southwest highlands; areas near Arga Makmur, Muara Aman, Curup, and Kapahiang towns; South Sumatra Province, Musi Rawas Ulu.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Kepahiang (Kebanagung), Lebong, Musi (Curup), Pasisir, Rawas. Lebong recognized as central dialect.

Language Use

Vigorous language vitality. Very positive attitudes. Low bilingualism in Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 45%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Kaganga script [Rjng].

Other Comments

85% live in remote rural areas. Different from Rejang-Baram group of languages on Borneo. Musi and Rawas dialects (named after rivers they are on) not to be confused with Malay varieties of the same name. Muslim.