Spoken L1 Language: Ambonese Malay
- AES status:
- not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2020
- Malay, Ambonese (abs-abs) = 3 (Wider communication). Developed on the island of Ambon in 16th century. First used as trade language (spice trade). Now lingua franca for interethnic communication in market domain, some media.