|Native speakers||480,000 (2000 census)|
Mandar (also Andian, Manjar, Mandharsche) is an Austronesian language spoken by the group ethnic Mandar living in West Sulawesi province, Indonesia, especially in the sea side regencies like - Majene and Polewali-Mandar as well as few settlements in the islands of Pangkep District also known as Spermonde Archipelago and Ujung Lero, small peninsula near Pare-Pare).
According to the Ethnologue, it is written in the Lontara (Buginese) script.
The ethic group Mandar is closely related to other three groups living in South Sulawesi: Bugis, Makassar and Toraja.
- Mandar alphabet and pronunciation at Omniglot
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