Indonesian Version
   
  • ABOUT US
  • Who We Are
  • What We Do
  • Where We Work
  • Our Partners
  • Testimonials
  • Contact Us
  • PROGRAM
  • Capacity Building
  • Income Generation
  • Health Improvement
  • Environmental Preservation
  • SUPPORT
  • Donor
  • Donation
  • Volunteering
  • INFOSHEET
  • News
  • Events
  • Articles
  • Galleries
  • Publications
  • Jobs
  • Link
  •  
         
     


    Indigenous Groups:

     
     
    IDRAP on FB

     

     

    TUKANGBESI SOUTH

     
    Tukangbesi South (Tukang-Besi, Wakatobi) 130,000 including 100,000 in Maluku (1995 SIL). Southern islands of Tukangbesi archipelago, (Binongko and Tomea islands) off the southeast Sulawesi; Taliabu, Mongole, Sulabesi, Buru, Seram, Ambon, and Alor islands in Maluku; Bonerate dialect in Bonerate, Madu, Kalaotoa, and Karompa islands in Selayar District, South Sulawesi; numerous settlements throughout western Irian Jaya. Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Sulawesi, Muna-Buton, Tukangbesi-Bonerate. Dialects: Binongko, Tomea (Tomia). Binongko has 85% lexical similarity, with Tomea 81% with Bonerate, Tomea 79% with Bonerate. 70% to 75% with Tukangbesi North, 48% with Cia-Cia, 49% with Lasalimu, average of 35% with other nearby languages. Muslim.
     

    Source: Joshua Project