Tidore

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A language of Indonesia

Population

26,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

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

Similar to Ternate [tft].

Language Use

20,000 L2 speakers. Positive attitudes.

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

Muslim.