The Lontara script is a Brahmic script used for the Buginese, Makasar, and Mandar languages of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is also known as the Buginese script because Lontara documents written in this language are the most numerous. It was largely replaced by the Latin alphabet during the period of Dutch colonization, though it is still used today to a limited extent. The term Lontara is derived from the Malay name for palmyra palm, whose leaves are used for manuscripts.
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