|approx. 600,000 people|
|Regions with significant populations|
North Sulawesi: 449,805
|Related ethnic groups|
Sangirese people are one of the native people to the northern chain of islands of Sulawesi and the southern part of Mindanao. Their native language is Sangirese, while Sasahara language is a secret language spoken among Sangirese sailors or pirates. The Sangirese people are fishermen and nutmeg growers in their home areas and also work as wage labourers in industrial crops enterprises in Bolaang Mongondow Regency and Minahasa Regency.
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- University of British Columbia (1979). Sulawesi Regional Development Study: Final Report, Volumes 1-5. Department of Public Works, Directorate General of Housing, Building, Planning and Urban Development, Directorate of City and Regional Planning.
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