Buol

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bual, Bwo’ol, Bwool, Dia
Autonym
Apadu Vuolo
Population

96,000 (2000 census).

Location

Central Sulawesi province: Baolan, Biau, Bokat, Bunobogu, Momunu, and Paleleh sub-districts, 68 villages on north coast, near Gorontalo province border.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 61% with Totoli [txe].

Typology

SVO; case-marking (4 cases); 4 voices marked on verbs; 3 morphologically marked aspects; causatives; 18 consonants and 5 vowels; stress on the penultimate syllable; inclusive/exclusive pronouns.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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