Lemolang

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Lemolang

Alternate Names
Baebunta, Limola, Limolang
Population

2,000 (Vail 1991), decreasing.

Location

Sulawesi Selatan Province, Luwu Utara regency, Sassa and Salassa villages. Inland from northeast coast, Bone bay; middle Rongko river area. Scattered in Sabbang, possibly Baebunta areas.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 41% with Mori Bawah [xmz], 39% with Mori Atas [mzq], 38% with Bungku [bkz], 39% with Wolio [wlo], 31% with Seko Padang [skx], 30% with Rampi [lje], 29% with Toraja-Sa’dan [sda], 26% with Muna [mnb], 25% with Wotu [wtw], 24% with Bugis [bug].

Language Use

Youth shifted to Bugis [bug]. Also use Bugis [bug], Indonesian [ind], Tae’ [rob].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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