Where on earth do they speak Bajau, Indonesian?

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Language: Bajau, Indonesian
Number of speakers: 150000
Language code: bdl
Alternate names: Badjaw, Badjo, Bajao, Bajau, Indonesian, Bajo, Bayo, Gaj, Luaan, Lutaos, Lutayaos, Orang Laut, Sama, Turije'ne'
Where spoken: Indonesia

More Information

  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Greater Barito, Sama-Bajaw, Sulu-Borneo, Borneo Coast Bajaw
  • Dialects: Jampea, Jaya Bakti, Kajoa, Matalaang, Poso, Roti, Same', Sulamu, Togian 1, Togian 2, Wallace
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: Widespread throughout Indonesia. Central and South East Sulawesi provinces, islands of the East Sunda Sea. North Maluku Province on Bacan, Obi, Kayoa, and Sula islands. South Sulawesi Province, Selayar, Bone, and Sinjai regencies. Gorontalo Province, Popayato and Tilamuta subdistricts. North Sulawesi Province, Wori, Tumpaan, and Belang subdistricts.