Konjo, Coastal

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kondjo, Tiro
Population

125,000 (1990 SIL). 50,000 Kajang, 10,000 Tiro.

Location

South Sulawesi province: Bantaeng, Bulukumba, and Sinjai regencies; southeast peninsula on Salayer strait.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

Konjo Pesisir (Ara, Bira), Tana Toa (Black Konjo, Kadjang, Kajang, Tana Towa), Bantaeng (Bonthain). Tana Toa is north end of dialect subgroup. Lexical similarity: 76% with Makassar [mak]; Tana Toa dialect: 10% with other coastal dialects.

Language Use

Youth increasingly use Indonesian [ind].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Tana Towa resist modern ways, contact with outsiders. Muslim, traditional religion.

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