Patani

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A language of Indonesia

Population

10,600 (2000).

Location

North Maluku Province, 9 villages. Halmahera island, narrow tip, southeast peninsula, west along the coast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Sawai [szw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Other Comments

Schools. Muslim.