Bobongko

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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 1,500 (Mead 2001). 1,100 in Lembanato and 400 in Tumbulawa.

Location

Sulawesi Tengah province: Batu Daka island, Tumbulawa village on northwest coast; Togian islands, Lembanato village on Kilat bay, north side of Togian island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Different from Andio [bzb]. Lexical similarity: 53% with Saluan [loe], 44% with Andio [bzb], and 30% with Gorontalo [gor], 25%–30% with Gorontalo-Mongondow languages.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Bobongko is not derogatory to its speakers, but it is to the Andio [bzb]. Muslim, Christian.

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