Malay, Bacanese

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bacan, Batjan
Population

6 (2012 SIL).

Location

North Maluku Province, at least 2 villages. Bacan island west of southern Halmahera island, Labuha Area; some on Mandioli Island.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

No L2 speakers of Bacanese Malay.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Other Comments

No evidence of an earlier indigenous language (1987 J. Collins). Muslim.