Tidung, Southern

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Camucones, Tedong, Tidoeng, Tidong, Tidung, Tiran, Tirones, Tiroon, Zedong
Population

27,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

North Kalimantan province: Atap, Malinau, Mensalong, Nunukan, Pembeliangan, Tarakan, and Tideng Pale towns.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nonukan (Nunukan), Penchangan, Sedalir (Sadalir, Salalir, Saralir, Selalir), Sesayap (Sesajap), Sibuku, Tarakan (Terakan), Tidung. There is also no inherent intelligibility between Northern Tidung [ntd] and Southern Tidung according to speakers of varieties of both languages. Lexical similarity: 65% with Northern Tidung [ntd].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, work, market, traditional ceremonies and other informal domains. Also use Indonesian [ind], especially in the company of non-Tidung users.

Language Development
Videos.

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