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This research discusses the use of the Makassar dialect as a politeness signifier in the Indonesian language. Thus, the objects of this research are the forms of the Makassar dialect that functions as a politeness signifier in the Indonesian language. This research is descriptive qualitative research, which attempts to describe and explain the linguistic condition prevailing in society. Since the data used were obtained from oral and written sources, they were collected by using the field method and library research method. After that, the data collection was done through observation, interview, and the “speaking and listening” method. The results of this research showed that the Makassar dialect as a politeness signifier commonly used in the Indonesian language consists of six forms, namely tabe, iye, and kita, –ki, -ta, and maki. The six forms of Makassar dialect as a politeness signifier are used not only in non-formal situations but also informal situations. The politeness signifier of language is used in the contexts of inquiring, informing, replying, asking, offering, refusing, and apologizing.