Kaimbulawa

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A language of Indonesia

Population

2,200 (2005 SIL).

Location

Southeast Sulawesi Province. Siompu island, Kaimbulawa and Lantoi villages; southwest Buton island, southwest of Baubau town, Kambe-kambero village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kaimbulawa (Lontoi), Kambe-Kambero. Not a dialect of Muna [mnb] or Cia-Cia [cia]. Lexical similarity: 81% with Kambe-kambero dialect, 75% with Busoa [bup], 64%–74% with Muna [mnb] dialects, 64% with Muna, 70% with Liabuku [lix], 66% with Cia-Cia [cia], 58% with Wolio [wlo], 45% with Kaledupa dialect of Tukang Besi North [khc]; Kambe-kambero dialect is 84% with Busoa [bup], 72% with Muna [mnb], 76% with Liabuku [lix].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Other Comments

Muslim.