Minahasa Regional Languages
Language Minahasa region consists of:
- Tombulu Tonsea
- Toulour (Tondano)
Language is the language Minahasa Minahasa area native language of the parent family of Minahasa, namely:
Tombulu language, which is in Tomohon as a sub-language ethnic Tombulu. This language has two dialects, namely the use of the prefix ni ni and the insertion in the sense perfektum. The first consists of the dialect-dialect Tomohon Sarongsong and Tombariri, and the second consists of the dialect-dialect Kakaskasen, Klabat Down (Paniki) and Ares (Kamangta and Sawangan). This language was first known by the newcomers, the West.
Tountemboan language, used in the South Minahasa languages as sub-ethnic Tountemboan. Teriri this language of the two major dialects, namely makela'i dialects and dialect matana'i those who call kela'i (maotou or the like) and they mention that tana'i (like that). Matana'i dialect used in Sonder and Kawangkoan and matana'i used in Langowan, Tompaso, Tareran / Rumoong and Tombasian / Amurang. This language is the language most speakers in Minahasa.
Tondano language or languages Toulour, as a sub-language ethnic Toulour who inhabit the regions around Lake Tondano to the East coast of Minahasa (Tondano Pante). Tondano language consists of three main dialects that dialect Tondano, Kakas dialect and the dialects Remboken. Dialects of the largest in area and number of speakers are in the North and the city Tondano Eris-Kombi. Kakas dialect in the district of Kakas and Remboken dialect in the district Remboken. There are also language speakers in this area colonization (local Minahasa transmigration) in the district of New Tompaso and Modoinding. In New Tompaso, the main dialect in the village dituturkan Tondano Pinaesaan, Kinalawiran, Kinaweruan, Liningaan, Bojonegoro, Kakas dialect in the village Temboan and Polimaaan and dialects Remboken in the village Kinamang. In District Modoinding there Kakas dialect speakers in the village Wulurmaatus Palolon, Makaaruyan, Pinasungkulan, Lineleyan and dialect speakers Remboken in the village Sinisir and Kakenturan and dialect speakers in the main village Mokobang Tondano.
Tonsea language, used in the North Minahasa languages as sub-ethnic Tonsea. This language consists of two dialects, the main dialect used Tonsea around Airmadidi, Tatelu, Minawerot and dialects Kalabat-up is around Maumbi and Likupang.
Tonsawang language as the language ethnic Tonsawang. They mention the sub-etnisnya as Toundano. This language is influenced by many as a second language Tountemboan of this ethnic boundary.
Ratahan language, used around the city Ratahan as a sub-language or ethnic Ratahan pasan or also called Bentenan. This language has similarities with the language Sangir.
Ponosakan language as a language sub-ethnic Ponosakan. The language is the only sub-ethnic groups in the Minahasa Islam. This language with the language berkerabat Bolaang Mongondow.
Bantik language as a language sub-ethnic Bantik. This language with the language berkerabat Sangir.