62,000, all users. L1 users: 42,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). L2 users: 20,000.
Maluku Utara province: Kota Ternate regency, Hiri and Ternate islands; Halmahera Selatan regency, islands between Bacan and Kasiruta islands; Halmahera island southeast of Gane bay; Damar and Yoronga islands.
None known. Reportedly similar to Tidore [tvo].