Tidore

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A language of Indonesia

Population

46,000, all users. L1 users: 26,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). L2 users: 20,000.

Location

Maluku Utara province: Tidore, Mare, and Moti islands; Halmahera island west coast areas.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Ternate [tft].

Language Use

Positive attitudes. Also use Indonesian [ind], North Moluccan Malay [max]. Used as L2 by Sawai [szw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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