Tonsea

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Tonsea’
Population

90,000 (1989), decreasing.

Location

Sulawesi Utara Province, northeasternmost tip, Minahasa Utara regency, Kota Manado and Kota Bitung cities.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Maumbi, Airmadidi, Likupang, Kauditan, Kalabat Atas.

Language Use

Under pressure from Manado Malay [xmm].

Language Development
Bible portions: 2005–2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.