Mentawai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Mentawei, Mentawi
Population

58,000 (2000 census).

Location

West Sumatra Province. Mentawai islands, across from Padang city.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Language Development
NT: 1987–1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.