Mentawai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Mentawei, Mentawi
Autonym
Mentawai
Population

58,000 (2000 census).

Location

West Sumatra province: Sumatra island; Mentawai islands, across from Padang city.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Simalegi, Sakalagan, Silabu, Taikaku, Saumanganja, North Siberut, South Siberut, Sipura, Pagai.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2015.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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