Patani

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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 10,600 (2000).

Location

Maluku Utara province: 9 villages on Halmahera island along the west coast.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Sawai [szw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Pattani Malay [mfa]. Muslim.

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