Malay, North MoluccanPrint
700,000 (2001 SIL). 100,000 monolinguals.
North Maluku Province. Islands off of southern tip of Halmahera island; Sula and Obi island groups to south and west.
3 (Wider communication).
A few communities use it as L1. Used orally between speakers of different languages. 300,000 L2 users (2001 R. Whisler).