Makasar

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Goa, Macassar, Macassarese, Makassa, Makassaarsche, Makassar, Makassarese, Mangasara, Mengkasara, Taena, Tena
Population

2,130,000 (2000 census). L2 users: 400,000.

Location

Sulawesi Selatan Province, southwest corner of the peninsula, most of Pangkajene Dan Kepulauan, Maros, Gowa, Bantaeng, Jeneponto, and Takalar regencies.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Gowa (Goa, Lakiung), Turatea (Jeneponto), Maros-Pangkep. Gowa dialect is prestigious. Dialects form a chain.

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1900–1999.
Writing

Buginese script [Bugi], no longer in use. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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