Bornean languages

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Bornean
(geographic)
Geographic
distribution:
Borneo
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: None
nort2892  (North Bornean)[1]
grea1283  (Barito)[2]
kaya1333  (Kayanic)[3]
land1261  (Land Dayak)[4]
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The Bornean language families

The Bornean languages are a geographic group of Austronesian language families indigenous to the island of Borneo, with the exclusion of Ibanic (Malayic Dayak) and other Malayic languages. There is little reason to think they form a genealogical clade.

Languages[edit]

The Bornean languages form a number of distinct branches of the Austronesian family

North Bornean[edit]

North Bornean is a 1991/2010 proposal by Robert Blust that the Northeast Sabahan, Southwest Sabahan, North Sarawakan, and Melanau–Kajang families form an exclusive unit.

Kayan[edit]

The Kayan languages were specifically excluded from the North Borneo family.

Land Dayak[edit]

Land Dayak are the majority of the Dayak languages excluding Ibanic.

Barito[edit]

The Barito languages have common features due to extended contact. They fall into four families:

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "North Bornean". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Barito". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kayanic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Land Dayak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

References[edit]

  • Blust, Robert. "The Greater North Borneo Hypothesis." Oceanic Linguistics 49.1 (2010): 44-118.
  • Fay Wouk and Malcolm Ross (ed.), The history and typology of western Austronesian voice systems. Australian National University, 2002.
  • K. Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus Himmelmann, The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. Routledge, 2005.