Saluan

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A language of Indonesia

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

76,000 (1978).

Location

Sulawesi Tengah Province, Banggai regency, north shore, Tomini bay, Balingara town east to Mount Balantak area, south shore, from Lamala bay southwest along Peleng strait to Mantawa town, inland up to central highlands; Tojo Una-Una regency, Togian islands, Walbabhi island: Batui, Kintom, Luwuk, East Luwuk, Boalemo, Pagimana, Bunta, and Nuhon subdistricts, 136 villages.

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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