Makasar is one of the most commonly spoken languages in Indonesia. It is a member of the Austronesian family of languages, which includes Indonesian, Hawaiian, and Malay. Makasar is spoken on the island of Sulawesi, as well as on the nearby islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The language is also spoken by minorities in the Philippines and Malaysia. Makasar has a rich history, dating back to the 13th century when it was first mentioned in a Chinese document. The language was used as a lingua franca in the Spice Islands, and later became the language of trade and diplomacy in the Sulawesi region. Makasar was also the language of the Sultanate of Gowa, one of the most powerful kingdoms in Sulawesi. Today, Makasar is one of the most widely spoken languages in Indonesia, with over 4 million speakers. The language is used in a variety of settings, including in business, education, and the media. Makasar is also one of the few Indonesian languages that has its own writing system, which is based on the Latin alphabet. Makasar is a fascinating language with a rich history and culture. If you're interested in learning more about this unique language, be sure to check out our Makasar language learning resources.

Language group

Western Malayo-Polynesian languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Makasar, Indonesia, Latin
Makasar, Indonesia, Makasar
Makasar, Latin
Makasar, Indonesia, Buginese
Makasar, Buginese
Makasar, Indonesia