Sahu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Sahu’u, Sau, Sa’u
Population

7,500 (Voorhoeve and Visser 1987). 3,500 in Tala’i, 4,000 in Pa’disua.

Location

North Maluku Province. North Halmahera island, southwestern coast, Jailolo town area.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Pa’disua (Palisua), Tala’i. Similar to Waioli [wli] and Gamkonora [gak].

Language Use

Vigorous.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 2002–2007.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.