Tajio is a member of the Celebic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 12,000 people in Central Sulawesi Province in Indonesia, particularly in the subdistricts of Ampibabo, Kasminbar, Sindue and Tinombo in the Donggala Regency. Most Tajio speakers are adults. Few Tajio-speaking parents pass the language on to their children, who understand Tajio but are more likely to speak Indonesian.

Tajio is also known as Kasimbar, and is written with the Latin alphabet.

Tajio alphabet and pronunciation

Tajio alphabet and pronunciation

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Samples sentences

Siwafik nangimpado i vamba nuvatang sono teasu vai i vamba nuvatang.
Wafik Climbed to sit on the log and the dog was on top of the log.

Sia’u netensile mao i vonua nongala tekarung.
I went home taking the sack and I brought the pail to the drying yard.

Nosondokmo teeleo sia’u nendiis apa nenginang.
As the sun went down, I took a bath and then had supper.

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Sample videos

Information about Tajio | Numbers


Information about Tajio

Celebic languages

Balantak, Bungku, Cia-Cia, Kodeoha, Kulisusu, Mori Atas, Mori Bawah, Moronene, Muna, Tajio, Tolaki, Tukang Besi, Wolio

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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