Geser-Gorom

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Gesa, Geser, Goram, Goran, Gorom, Gorong, Seram, Seran, Seran Laut
Population

L1 users: 36,500 (1989 SIL).

Location

Maluku province: Seram island southeast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Goram Laut, Mina Mina Gorong, Kelimuri. Lexical similarity: 73%–93% among dialects, 51%–61% with Watubela [wah].

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind]. Also use Fordata [frd], in a few villages. Used as L2 by Bati [bvt], Masiwang [bnf], Watubela [wah].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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