Kitap molinas men ringkat na alaata'ala: perjanjian baru (BLZNT)
Balantak (blz) Indonesia (Sulawesi) The Balantak population of Sulawesi is 30,000 with 3,000 monolingual. They live in the region of East central Sulawesi, Banggai District, eastern peninsula, Luwuk, Balantak, Tinangkung, and Lamala subdistricts. There are 49 villages, or parts of villages. An alternate name is Kosian. Dialects of the language are related to Andio [bzb], Coastal Saluan [loe]. With a lexical similarity of 66% with Andio, 51% with Coastal Saluan, 39% with Bobongko [bgb]. The language classification is Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Celebic, Eastern, Saluan-Banggai, Eastern. Language use is vigorous. There are speakers of other languages in the area also that use Balantak. The language is used in all domains. And the attitude is positive. They also use Indonesian. Language development includes literacy work (3,000 can read, 300 can write). Balantak is taught in primary schools. There are radio programs, a dictionary and Bible portions. The writing system is in the Latin script.
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