Mandar is spoken by about 480,000 people in West Sulawesi province
in Indonesia, particularly in Mamuju, Majene, and Polewali Mandar (Polman)
regencies. It belongs to the South Sulawesi group
of Malayo-Polynesian languages and is also known as Andian, Manjar
Mandar was formerly written with the Lontara script, but is
now written with a version of the Latin alphabet.