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Malay, Manado

A language of Indonesia (Sulawesi)

ISO 639-3xmm

Population  850,000 (2001).
Region  North Sulawesi, Minahasa District, west coast, Manado port area.
Language map  Indonesia, Sulawesi, reference number 60
Alternate names   Manadonese Malay, Minahasan Malay
Dialects  Most similar to North Moluccan Malay [max]. Also similar to Sri Lankan Malay [sci].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay, Trade, East Indonesian
A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa] (Malaysia).
Language use  Trade language. An important, growing lingua franca in many parts of Sulawesi. 1,500,000 L2 users in North Sulawesi. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Dictionary. Bible portions: 2003–2007.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Influences from Portuguese and Ternate [tft]. Christian, Muslim.
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