Ibu

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A language of Indonesia

Population

35 (Voorhoeve and Visser 1987). In 1987, there were a few elderly speakers but it is now probably extinct (Wurm 2007). Ethnic population: 50 (1984).

Location

Maluku Utara Province, Halmahera Barat regency, north Halmahera island, Iboe river mouth, Gamlamo and Gamici villages.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. May be inherently intelligible with Sahu [saj].

Language Use

Mainly older adults (1987).

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