Bakumpai language

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Bakumpai
Native to Indonesia
Region Kalimantan
Native speakers
100,000  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bkr
Glottolog baku1263[2]

Bakumpai is an Austronesian language bellonging to West Barito languages. It is spoken by about 100 000 Bakumpai people (subgroup of Dayak people) living in the central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Neighbouring ethnical groups are Banjar people, Ngaju people and Ma'anyan people. Thus there is high lexical similarity with the neighbouring languages (75% with Ngaju language, 45% with Banjar language).

Vocabulary comparison between Bakumpai, Ngjau and Indonesian[edit]

Bakumpai Ngaju Indonesian
Jida Dia Tidak
Beken Beken Bukan
Pai Pai Kaki
kueh Kueh mana
si-kueh bara-kueh darimana
Hituh Hetuh Sini
si-Hituh Intu-Hetuh disini
Bara Bara dari
Kejaw Kejaw Jauh
Tukep / Parak Tukep dekat
Kuman Kuman Makan
Mihup Mihop minum
lebu Lewu Kampung
Batatapas Bapukan Mencuci pakaian

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakumpai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bakumpai". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.