Komering

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kumoring
Population

470,000 (2000 census). 20,000 in Jakarta (1992).

Location

Sumatera Selatan Province, Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan, Ogan Komering Ulu Timur, Ogan Komering Ulu, and Ogan Ilir regencies; separate areas along Komering river from Ranaumeer to near Palembang city.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Upstream Komering, Downstream Komering, Komering, Kayu Agung Asli, Kayu Agung. Lexical similarity: 70% with the Kalianda dialect of Lampung Api [ljp]; 74% with Sungkai dialect of Lampung Api (most similar).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Indonesian [ind]. Also use Musi [mui].

Language Development
Radio programs. Videos. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Muslim.

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