Pendau

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ndaoe, Ndau, “Umalasa” (pej.)
Population

4,500 (Quick 2007).

Location

Sulawesi Tengah province: Balaesang sub-district, Sibayu, Walandano, and other villages; scattered north to Dampal Utara district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Pendau is the everyday language in their settlements. They use Indonesian [ind] with outside officials. Children’s education is in Indonesian (2007).

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 2002–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

“Umalasa” is a Bugis [bug] exonym meaning ‘the sick ones’ with negative connotations. Muslim, Christian.

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