Tomadino language

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Tomadino
Native to Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Native speakers
600 (1999) [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tdi
Glottolog toma1248
ELP Tomadino

Tomadino is an Austronesian language of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs to the Bungku–Tolaki branch of the Celebic subgroup.

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References

  1. Tomadino at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

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