Mandar language

Mandar language

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 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).

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.


  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

  • Mandar alphabet and pronunciation at Omniglot