Mandar Language
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Mandar Language
Native toIndonesia
EthnicityMandar people
Native speakers
480,000 (2000 census)[1]
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Mandar (also Andian, Manjar, Mandharsche) is an Austronesian language spoken by the Mandar ethnic group living in West Sulawesi province of Indonesia, especially in the coastal regencies of Majene and Polewali Mandar, as well as in a few settlements in the islands of Pangkep District (also known as the Spermonde Archipelago) and Ujung Lero, a small peninsula near Pare-Pare).[]

It is written in the Lontara script.[1]

The ethnic Mandar people are closely related to three other groups living in South Sulawesi: Bugis, Makassar, and Toraja.


  1. ^ a b Mandar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mandar". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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