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

North Sulawesi Province. Northeast coast, near Manado city, Tanawangko and Tomohon areas.

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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.