|Region||North Maluku, islands of Tidore, Maitara, Mare, northern half of Moti, and some areas of west coast of Halmahera.|
|(26,000 cited 1981)|
20,000 L2 speakers (1981)
Tidore is a North Halmahera language of Indonesia. The language is centered on the island of Tidore, but it is also spoken in some areas of the neighbouring Halmahera. A Papuan language, it is unlike most languages in Indonesia which belong to the Austronesian language family. It, and the similar Ternate language, are reported to be related to languages of the Bird's Head Peninsula, West Papua.
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