Spoken L1 Language: Ambonese Malay

Subclassification references
Comments on subclassification

Paauw, Scott H. 2009

AES status:
not endangered
David M. Eberhard and Gary F. Simons and Charles D. Fennig 2022
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.
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