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Sasak language

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Subject: Bali–Sasak languages, Enggano language, Batak Karo language, Classification schemes for Southeast Asian languages, Lombok
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Sasak language

Native to Indonesia
Region Lombok
Ethnicity Sasak
Native speakers
unknown (2.1 million cited 1989)[1]
Balinese script, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-2 sas
ISO 639-3 sas
Glottolog sasa1249[2]

The Sasak language is spoken by the Sasak ethnic group, which make up the majority of the population of Lombok, Indonesia. It is closely related to the languages of adjacent Bali and the western half of Sumbawa.

The language is divided into five dialects, which are not always mutually intelligible:

  • Kuto-Kute (North Sasak)
  • Nggeto-Nggete (Northeast Sasak)
  • Meno-Mene (Central Sasak)
  • Ngeno-Ngene (Central East Sasak, Central West Sasak)
  • Meriaq-Meriku (Central South Sasak)


  1. ^ Sasak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sasak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

External links

  • Online Dictionary Sasak language - English
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