Bobongko

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A language of Indonesia

Population

1,500 (Mead 2001). 1,100 in Lembanato and 400 in Tumbulawa.

Location

Central Sulawesi Province, Togian islands, Lembanato village on Kilat bay, north side of Togian island, and Tumbulawa village, northwest coast of Batu Daka island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Related to Coastal Saluan [loe]. Different from Andio [bzb]. Lexical similarity: 53% with Coastal Saluan [loe], 44% with Andio [bzb], and 30% with Gorontalo [gor], 25%–30% with Gorontalo-Mongondow languages.

Other Comments

Bobongko is not derogatory to its speakers, but it is to the Andio [bzb]. Muslim, Christian.