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A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3tvo

Population  26,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).
Region  North Maluku, Tidore, Maitara, Mare, north half of Moti Islands; Halmahera west coast areas.
Language map  Indonesia, Northern Maluku
Dialects  Similar to Ternate [tft].
Classification  West Papuan, North Halmahera, Ternate-Tidore
Language use  20,000 L2 speakers. Positive attitude.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Muslim.