Toraja-Sa’dan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Basa Toraya, Sa’dan, Sa’dansche, Sada, Sadan, Sadang, South Toraja, Tae’, Taeq, Toradja, Toraja
Autonym
Basa Tora’a
Population

750,000 in Indonesia (2000 census), increasing.

Location

South Sulawesi province: Luwu and Tana Toraja regencies; West Sulawesi province: Mamasa regency; possibly Makassar city, west coast.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Makale (Tallulembangna), Rantepao (Kesu’), Toraja Barat (Mappa-Pana, West Toraja). Rantepao is prestige dialect.

Language Use

Vigorous. Used by all. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1960–1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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