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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Cul, Sindang
Population

145,000 (2000 census).

Location

Bengkulu and Sumatera Selatan provinces: Lubuklinggau and Muaraklingi areas south, east, and north; small group east of Bengkulu city.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lembak Delapan, Sindang Kelingi, Beliti, Lubuk Linggau. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], in civic and educational domains. Also use Musi [mui], specifically the urban Palembang dialect, as a trade language with neighboring groups.

Language Development
Literacy valued in Indonesian. Taught in primary schools. Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

The Lembak Delapan dialect of Col in Bengkulu is not to be confused with the Lembak subdialect of the Belide dialect of Musi [mui]. Muslim.

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