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Gebe

A language of Indonesia (Maluku)

ISO 639-3gei

Population  2,650 (2000).
Region  North Maluku, Gebe, Yoi’umiyal, and Gag islands between southern Halmahera and Waigeo Island (Papua). 4 villages.
Language map  Indonesia, Northern Maluku
Alternate names   Gebi
Dialects  Umera. Lexical similarity: 44% with Patani [ptn].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Central-Eastern, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, South Halmahera-West New Guinea, West New Guinea, Cenderawasih Bay, Raja Ampat
Language use  All domains. Also use Indonesian [ind].
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Comments  A school in each village. Muslim.
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