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A language of Indonesia

Population

L1 users: 2,590 (2000).

Location

Maluku Utara province: East Halmahera regency, Maba district, Miaf, Bebsili, and Marasipno villages; Wasile district, pass between Lolobata and Buli; North Halmahera regency, Kao district, Taboulamo area; Tobelo district, Kusuri. Dodaga, Tutuling, Akelamo, and Mabulan rivers in Maba district.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Teluk Lili, Kusuri. Possibly several dialects separated by large distances. Inadequate intelligibility with Tobelo [tlb] variety.

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%.
Other Comments

Forest people who have contact with village people when selling copra and purchasing supplies. Traditional religion, Christian.

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