Lawangan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Luwangan, Northeast Barito
Population

100,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Kalimantan Selatan province: Balangan, Kotabaru, and Tabalong regencies; Kalimantan Tengah province: North, East, and South Barito regencies; Kalimantan Timur province: Karau river area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ajuh, Bakoi (Lampung), Bantian (Bentian), Banuwang, Bawu (Bawo), Kali, Karau (Beloh), Lawa, Lolang, Mantararen, Njumit, Purai, Purung, Tuwang, Pasir, Benua, Taboyan. At least 17 dialects. Tawoyan [twy] may be inherently intelligible. Lexical similarity: 77% with Tawoyan [twy], 53% with Dusun Deyah [dun]. Benua (population 25,000, six subdialects) may be distinct enough to be considered a separate language. (Nikolic´ 2008).

Language Use

Also use Bakumpai [bkr].

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