Gorap

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A language of Indonesia

Population

1,000 (1992 SIL).

Location

North Maluku Province, Morotai island, Pilowo and Waringin villages; Central Halmahera, Bobane and Igo villages.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. A mixed language, with Ternate [tft] and Malay [max] words and different word order from other languages of north Halmahera or Austronesian languages. Lexical similarity: 85% with Indonesian [ind], but comprehension is limited.

Language Use

Under strong pressure from the languages from which the majority of its vocabulary seems to have originated (Wurm 2007). All domains.

Other Comments

Consider Sulawesi their ancestral homeland.