Duano

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Desin Dolak, Desin Duano, Duano’, Orang Kuala
Population

L1 users: 15,000 (2006 SIL). Ethnic population: Total ethnic population all countries: 19,000 (2006 E. Seidlitz). Total users in all countries: 15,600.

Location

Sumatra, Riau province: west archipelago and Daratan east coast; into Jambi province: northeast coast; Riau Province, Bengkalis, Kepulauan Meranti, and Pelawan regencies, offshore islands Rangsang, Mendol, and Bengkalis, 4 areas.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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