Mori Bawah

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Beneden-Tomori, East Mori, Lower Mori, Nahina, Oost-Mori, Petasia
Population

L1 users: 14,000 (1988 D. Mead).

Location

Sulawesi Tengah province: Bungku Tengah, Lembo, and Petasia sub-districts, 24 villages; Sulawesi Selatan province: Mahalone and Matano lakes. All locations are on southeast Sulawesi island peninsula, Lake Towuti area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Tinompo (Mokole, Soroako), Watu (Towatoe), Moiki (Tomoiki), Tiu (Tioe), Karunsi’e (Karonsie, Korongsi, Sinongko), Nuha (Soroako). Lexical similarity: 73%–86% with Mori Atas [mzq], 75% with Padoe [pdo].

Language Development
Grammar. Texts. NT: 1948.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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