Tukang Besi SouthPrint
130,000 (1995 SIL), increasing. 100,000 in Maluku.
South East Sulawesi Province. Tukang Besi archipelago, south islands; northern Binongko and Tomea islands; South Sulawesi Province, Selayar regency, Madu, Kalaotoa, Bonerate, and Karompa islands. Maluku, Taliabu, Mongole, Sulabesi, Buru, Seram, Ambon, and Alor islands. Settlements throughout western Papua Province.
Pronominal indexing; grammatical status of subject; morphological case; causative; Philippine and Oceanic type language features
Vigorous. All ages, even in communities away from the main islands. Also use Wolio [wlo].