Saluan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Coastal Saluan, Loinang, Loindang, Madi, Mondono
Population

L1 users: 76,000 (1978).

Location

Sulawesi Tengah province: Banggai regency, Balingara town east to Mount Balantak area; Lamala bay southwest along Peleng strait to Mantawa town, inland to central highlands; Tojo Una-Una regency, Togian islands, Walbabhi island: Batui, Boalemo, Bunta, Kintom, Luwuk, East Luwuk, Nuhon, and Pagimana sub-districts, 136 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Loinang (Baloa’, Kohumama’, Lingketeng), Luwuk, Kintom-Pagimana-Boalemo. Lexical similarity: 74% with Batui [zbt], 53% with Bobongko [bgb], 62% with Andio [bzb], 51% with Balantak [blz].

Language Use

Some children only use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Bible: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Users prefer Saluan over Loinang. Muslim, Christian, traditional religion.

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