The Seko homeland is an upland valley ranging from 900 to 1500 meters in elevation, located in the northern reaches of South Sulawesi Province near its border with West and Central Sulawesi provinces. The Betuwe and Uro rivers which drain the Seko area flow westward, eventually joining the Karama. The Seko area is also accessible from the east (Gulf of Bone) by following the Rongkong River upstream, then crossing uninhabited forest and a mountain divide into the watershed of the Uro. The portion of the valley inhabited by the Seko Padang is broad and expansive, while the area inhabited by the Seko Tengah is steep and narrow (Laskowske and Laskowske 1987:43 ff., see also the map on page 53 for language locations).
Seko Tengah is without significant dialectal variation.
A survey conducted in 1984—and the first to conclude that ‘Seko’ comprised more than one language—estimated 2,500 speakers of Seko Tengah (Laskowske and Laskowske 1987:57).
Laskowske, Thomas V.; and Kathryn B. Laskowske. 1987. Seko area (Kabupaten Luwu). UNHAS-SIL South Sulawesi sociolinguistic surveys, 1983–1987 (Workpapers in Indonesian Languages and Cultures, 5), edited by Timothy Friberg, 41–57. Ujung Pandang: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Tom Laskowske, who has conducted field research in the neighboring Seko Padang language since in 1984, suggests a rating of 5/Safe for Seko Tengah is probably correct.
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Ethnologue : Seko Tengah: A language of Indonesia http://www.ethnologue.com/language/sko
Glottolog : Seko Tengahhttp://glottolog.org/resource/languoid/id/seko1242
Open Language Archives Community : OLAC resources in and about the Seko Tengah language http://www.language-archives.org/language/sko
Wikipedia (English) : Seko language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seko_language
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