Manado Malay is a Malay Creole with many Dutch and Portuguese
loan words spoken mainly in and around Manado, the capital city of
the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It has around 850,000
speakers and is used mainly as a spoken language - it is rarely
written. It is also known as Minahasa Malay, after the Minahasa
people, who are the main group who speak this language, or Manadonese.