Toraja-Sa’dan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sada, Sadan, Sa’dan, Sadang, Sa’dansche, South Toraja, Tae’, Taeq, Toradja, Toraja
Population

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

Location

Sulawesi Selatan Province, Tana Toraja and Luwu regencies; border areas, Sulawesi Barat Province, Mamasa regency; possibly in Makassar city, west coast.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 1960–1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.