Tidung, Southern

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A language of Indonesia

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

27,000 in Indonesia (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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