Malay, North MoluccanPrint
700,000 (2001 SIL). 100,000 monolinguals. L2 users: 300,000 (2001 R. Whisler).
Maluku Utara Province; islands off of southern tip of Halmahera island; Sula and Obi island groups to south and west.
3 (Wider communication).Became LWC through trade, also used in daily life, inter-ethnic contact.
Latin script [Latn].