Geser-Gorom

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Gesa, Geser, Goram, Goran, Gorom, Gorong, Seram, Seran, Seran Laut
Population

36,500 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku Province. Seram island, southeast tip, nearby Gorom islands.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Goram Laut, Kelimuri, Mina Mina Gorong. Lexical similarity: 73%–93% among dialects, 51%–61% with Watubela [wah].

Language Use

Two villages of mainly Muslim Geser and Bugis [bug] also use Fordata [frd]. Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Bati [bvt], Masiwang [bnf], Watubela [wah].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.