Tonsea language

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Native to Indonesia
Region northern Sulawesi
Native speakers
(90,000 cited 1989)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 txs
Glottolog tons1240[2]

Tonsea (Tonsea’) is an Austronesian language of the northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. It belongs to the Minahasan branch of the Philippine languages.[3]


  1. ^ Tonsea at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tonsea". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Adelaar, K. Alexander & Himmelmann, Nikolaus (2005). The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. London: Routledge.