Mandar language

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mandar
Native to Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Ethnicity Mandar people
Native speakers
480,000  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-2 mdr
ISO 639-3 mdr
Glottolog mand1442[2]

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).[citation needed]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandar at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mandar". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

External links[edit]