Patani

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A language of Indonesia

Population

10,600 (2000).

Location

North Maluku 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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