Ida'an language

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Ida’an
Native to Malaysia
Region Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, and Sandakan districts of Sabah
Ethnicity 5,500 (2000)
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dbj
Glottolog idaa1241[2]
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The Ida'an (also Idahan) language is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken by the Ida'an people of Sabah, Malaysia.

Begak[clarification needed] is threatened with extinction, as younger speakers are switching to Malay.

Phonology[edit]

Collection of words in English and translation in Ida'an, Bisaya and Adang Murut (Lun Bawang) in 1860 by Spencer St.John.

Vowels[edit]

Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e ə o
Low a

Consonants[edit]

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop Voiceless p t k ʔ
Voiced b d ɡ
Affricate Voiceless
Voiced
Fricative s
Nasal m n ŋ
Lateral l
Trill r
Semivowel w j

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ida’an at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Ida'an". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Goudswaard, Nelleke Elisabeth (2005). The Begak (Ida'an) Language of Sabah. Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic. ISBN 90-76864-73-X.