750,000 (2000 census), increasing.
South Sulawesi Province, Tana Toraja and Luwu regencies; South East Sulawesi Province, Kolaka and Wundulako subdistricts; west coast. Some in Makassar city.
Makale (Tallulembangna), Rantepao (Kesu’), Toraja Barat (Mappa-Pana, West Toraja). Rantepao is prestige dialect.
Vigorous. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Christian, traditional religion, Muslim.