Tae’ language

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Basa Tae'
Native to Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Ethnicity Bugis Luwu, Toraja
Native speakers
1.000.000  (2010 Sensus)[1]
Alfabet Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 rob
Glottolog taee1237[2]

Tae’ is a language spoken in Tana Luwu (Land of Luwu) is an Austronesian language of Sulawesi, Indonesia, one of the languages of the ten tribes that inhabit the Land Luwu, South Sulawesi. Language Tae 'is used by most of the inhabitants of Tana Luwu, from four districts and cities, each district Luwu, North Luwu Luwu Timur and Palopo town. Language Tae ', including cognate with the language or the mother tongue of Toraja Toraja, Mandar, Massenrengpulu, and Mamuju. Language Tae 'is used as the language of percapakan locals, from south of the border with Buriko Kabupatan Wajo to Malili East Luwu regency, and Tana Toraja and Massenrempulu.

Language Tae 'is a language family consisting of 12 ethnic language (dialect) used by the people who were in the area of Tana Toraja. Tana Toraja is an area that was formerly the territory Kedatuan (Government) Old Luwu. Ancient Kedatuan Luwu district stretches from the administration area Luwu regency, East Luwu, North Luwu and Palopo, Shiva (Wajo), Kolaka, Lasusua (Sultra now. But now, Tana Luwu consists only of Luwu, North Luwu and East Luwu City of Palopo.

Tae 'is an ancient language used by the book Lontara Sureq I La Galigo. This language is the mother of Bugis, Makassar, Toraja, Massenrengpulu 'and Mandar.

Since Islam as the official religion in official United Luwu Luwu Government shall make bugis language as the language of introduction and makes the language Tae 'is the language in everyday situations.


  1. ^ Tae’ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tae'". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.