Tidore

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A language of Indonesia

Population

26,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). L2 users: 20,000.

Location

North Maluku Province. Tidore island. Ternate, Mare, and northern Moti islands. Also Halmahera island, west coast areas, facing in turn Tidore, Moti, and Kayaa islands.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Ternate [tft].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], North Moluccan Malay [max]. Used as L2 by Sawai [szw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.