Wawonii

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Wowonii
Population

L1 users: 30,000 (2004 D. Andersen), increasing. 22,500 Wawonii, 7,500 Menui.

Location

Sulawesi Tenggara province: Wawonii and Menui islands near Kendari port.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Wawonii, Menui (Manoei). Lexical similarity: 75% with Bungku [bkz] and Tulambatu dialect of Bungku [bkz], 66% with Taloki [lbw], Kulisusu [vkl], and Koroni [xkq], 65% with Moronene [mqn].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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