Gorontalo

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Gorongtalo, Guarantala, Gunongtello, Holontalo, Hulontalo
Population

1,000,000 (2000 census).

Location

Gorontalo Province, along both coasts, Sulawesi sea north, eastward from Triggula, Maluku sea south, eastward from Popayato; Sulawesi Utara Province, interior extension, northeast from Gorontalo city.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

East Gorontalo, Gorontalo Kota, Limboto (Limbotto), Tilamuta, West Gorontalo (Kwandang).

Language Use

Noted shift to Indonesian [ind] in youth.

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.