Language of the Day for 16 October 2020


Balantak [blz]

A language of
Population Full
20,500, all users. L1 users: 19,500 (2010 census), increasing. L2 users: 1,000 (2015 R. Busenitz). 1,500 monolinguals (2015 R. Busenitz).
5 (Developing).
Language Use
Vigorous. All domains. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Andio [bzb], Bugis [bug], Indonesian Bajau [bdl].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 60%. Radio. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. NT: 2010.