Tombulu

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Minahasa, Minhasa, Tombalu, Tombula, Tombulu’, Toumbulu
Population

60,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981), decreasing.

Location

Sulawesi Utara Province; northeast coast, near Manado city, Tanawangko and Tomohon areas.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Taratara, Tomohon. Reportedly most similar to Tondano [tdn] and Tonsea [txs].

Language Use

Under pressure from Manado Malay [xmm].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1933–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.