Tondano language

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Native to Indonesia
Region Northeast Sulawesi
Native speakers
(92,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdn
Glottolog tond1251[2]

Tondano (also known as Tolou, Tolour, Tondanou, and Toulour) is an Austronesian language spoken in the Tondano area of northeast Sulawesi, Indonesia and in the United States. It is most similar to the Tombulu language and to the Tonsea language.[1]


There are three main dialects of the Tondano language: Tondano proper, Kakas or Ka'kas, and Remboken.

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  1. ^ a b Tondano at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tondano". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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