TIDORE: a language of Indonesia (Maluku)

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: TVO

ISO 639-2: paa

Population 26,000 native speakers, 20,000 or more second language users (1981 Wurm and Hattori). 
Region North Maluku, islands of Tidore, Maitara, Mare, northern half of Moti, and some areas of west coast of Halmahera.
Classification West Papuan, North Halmahera, South.
Comments Close to Ternate. Language attitudes are positive. Investigation needed: intelligibility with Ternate. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 25% to 50%. Muslim.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/14.

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