Gorontalo

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Gorongtalo, Guarantala, Gunongtello, Holontalo, Hulontalo
Population

1,000,000 (2000 census).

Location

Gorontalo Province, widespread along both coasts, Sulawesi sea north, and Maluku sea south; Sulawesi Utara Province, incursion into Bolaang Mongondon Utare regency, northeast from Gorontalo city.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

East Gorontalo, Gorontalo Kota, West Gorontalo (Kwandang), Tilamuta, Limboto (Limbotto).

Language Use

Noted shift to Indonesian [ind] in youth. Also use Balantak [blz], Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.