A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Djang, Jang, Redjang

350,000 (2000 census).


Bengkulu province: Arga Makmur, Curup, Kapahiang, and Muara Aman town areas in southwest highlands; South Sumatra province: Musi Rawas Ulu, west.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Lebong, Kepahiang (Kebanagung), Pasisir, Musi (Curup), Rawas. Lebong recognized as central dialect.

Language Use

Vigorous. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], but with low bilingualism.

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 45%. Dictionary. NT: 2011.


Latin script [Latn]. Kaganga script [Rjng].

Other Comments

85% live in remote rural areas. Different from Rejang-Baram group of languages on Borneo. Musi and Rawas dialects (named after rivers they are on) not to be confused with Malay varieties of the same name. Muslim.

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