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Kayan language (Borneo)

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Kayan (Kajan, Kayan proper) is a dialect cluster spoken by the Kayan people of Borneo. It is a cluster of closely related dialects with limited mutual intelligibility, and is itself part of the Kayan-Murik group of Austronesian languages.

Kayan
Kajan
Native to Indonesia, Malaysia
Region Borneo
Ethnicity Kayan people
Native speakers
(35,000 cited 1981–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
xay – Kayan Mahakam
kys – Baram Kayan
bfg – Busang Kayan
xkn – Kayan River Kayan
xkd – Mendalam Kayan
ree – Rejang Kayan
whu – Wahau Kayan
bhv – Bahau
Glottolog kaya1323  Kayan Proper[2]
kaya1325  Kayan River Kayan[3]
reja1241  Rejang Kayan[4]

Baram Kayan is a local trade language. Bahau is part of the dialect cluster, but is not ethnically Kayan.

External linksEdit

  1. ^ Kayan Mahakam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Baram Kayan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Busang Kayan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kayan River Kayan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Mendalam Kayan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Rejang Kayan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    (Additional references under 'Language codes' in the information box)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kayan Proper". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kayan River Kayan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Rejang Kayan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.