Native toIndonesia
EthnicityMandar people
Native speakers
500,000 (2010 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-2mdr
ISO 639-3mdr

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).[citation needed]

It is written in the Lontara script.[1]

The ethnic Mandar people are closely related to three other groups living in South Sulawesi: Bugis, Makassar, and Toraja.


  1. ^ a b Mandar at Ethnologue (26th ed., 2023) Closed access icon