Rahambuu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Lellewao, Lellewau, Noihe, Wiaoe, Wiau
Population

5,000 (Mead 1999).

Location

Sulawesi Tenggara Province, Kolaka Utara Regency, Pakue subdistrict; west coast, upper Bone bay, Batunong north to Sulawesi Selatan Province border; small enclave in Sulawesi Selatan Province.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 87% between dialects, 75% with Kodeoha [vko], 70% with Tolaki [lbw], Mekongga dialect of Tolaki [lbw], and Waru [wru]; 54% with Mori [mzq] or [xmz] and Bungku [bkz] groups.

Language Use

Also use Bugis [bug] (Wurm 2007).

Other Comments

Muslim.