Enggano

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Engganese
Population

1,500 (2000 census), decreasing.

Location

Sumatra, Bengkulu Province. Enggano island, southwest of mainland; 4 smaller nearby islands.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Not closely related to other languages.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Stable presently; threatened long term if emigration and marriage with other language communities continues. Home, village, market, ceremonies. All ages. Positive attitudes. Indonesian [ind] used in formal, civic, religious and educational areas.

Language Development
Poetry. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Not conclusively established as an Austronesian language, rather than an isolate with Austronesian loans. Christian, Muslim.