Northern South Sulawesi
Linguistic classificationAustronesian

The Northern South Sulawesi languages are a subgroup of the South Sulawesi languages in the Austronesian language family. They are spoken in an area that stretches from the western peninsula of Sulawesi to the Gulf of Bone.[1] Its most prominent members are Mandar and Toraja.


Northern South Sulawesi is divided into five branches:[2][1]

The Pitu Ulunna Salu, Massenrempulu and Toraja branches were already recognized by van der Veen (1929) as distinct units.[3]


  1. ^ a b Friberg, Timothy; Laskowske, Thomas V. (1989). "South Sulawesi languages" (PDF). In J.N. Sneddon (ed.). Studies in Sulawesi linguistics part 1. NUSA 17. Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri Nusa. pp. 1–17.
  2. ^ Grimes, C. E.; Grimes, B. E. (1987). Languages of South Sulawesi. Canberra: Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University. doi:10.15144/PL-D78. ISBN 0858833522.
  3. ^ van der Veen, Hendrik (1929). "Nota betreffende de grenzen van de Sa'dansche taalgroep en het haar aanverwante taalgebied". Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 69: 58–96.