Where on earth do they speak Bugis?

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Language: Bugis
Number of speakers: 5000000
Language code: bug
Alternate names: Boegineesche, Boeginezen, Bugi, Buginese, Bugis, De', Rappang Buginese, Ugi
Where spoken: Indonesia

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  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, South Sulawesi, Bugis
  • Dialects: Alitta, Barru, Bone, Bua Ponrang, Bulukumba, Camba, Dua Boccoe, Enna, Kessi, Luwu, Luwu', Malangke-Ussu, Mare, Nepo, Palakka, Palattae, Pangkajene, Pangkep, Pare-Pare, Pasangkayu, Pinrang, Pinrang Utara, Sawitto, Sidenrang, Sidrap, Sinjai, Soppeng, Soppeng Riaja, Tanete, Tompo, Ugi Riawa, Wajo, Wara
  • Also spoken in: Malaysia
  • Region: South Sulawesi Province, Kolaka, Wundulako, Rumbia, and Poleang subdistricts, west coast, eastward through to Bone bay; Polmas and Mamuju districts, coastal swamp areas such as Bulukumba, Luwu, and Polewali. Major towns, enclaves in Sulawesi, Kalimantan, Maluku, Papua, and Sumatra provinces. Also in Malaysia.