Lolak

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A language of Indonesia

Population

3,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Sulawesi Utara province: Bolaang Mongondow regency, Lolak sub-district, Lolak, Mongkoinit, and Motabang villages on lower Mongodow river.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Structurally related to Gorontalo [gor], but with heavy lexical borrowing from Mongondow [mog]. Lexical similarity: 79% with Mongondow [mog], 66% with Ponosakan [pns], 63% with Kaidipang [kzp].

Language Use

Children mostly or exclusively use Indonesian [ind] (1990). Also use Indonesian [ind], Mongondow [mog].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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