Pendau

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ndaoe, Ndau, “Umalasa” (pej.)
Population

4,500 (Quick 2007).

Location

Central Sulawesi Province, centered in Balaesang district, Walandano, Sibayu, and other villages. Scattered settlements as far north as Dampal Utara district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Pendau is the everyday language in their settlements. They use Indonesian [ind] with outside officials. Children’s education is in Indonesian (2007).

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 2002–2005.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

“Umalasa” is a Bugis [bug] exonym meaning ‘the sick ones’ with negative connotations. Muslim, Christian.