Malay, Manado

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Manadonese, Manadonese Malay, Minahasan Malay
Autonym
Bahasa Manado
Population

2,350,000, all users. 850,000 (2001). 1,500,000.

Location

Gorontalo province; Sulawesi Utara province: Minahasa regency, widespread.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication). An important, growing lingua franca in many parts of Sulawesi.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to North Moluccan Malay [max]. Also similar to Sri Lankan Malay [sci]. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

Also use Indonesian [ind]. Used as L2 by Bantik [bnq].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 2003–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Influences from Portuguese [por] and Ternate [tft]. Christian, Muslim.

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