Kerinci language

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Kerinci
Native to Indonesia, Bahrain
Region Sumatra
Native speakers
290,000  (2000 census)[1]
Kaganga
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kvr
Glottolog keri1250[2]

Kerinci (Karinchi) is a Malayan language of Sumatra. It has high dialectical diversity, with dialects Ulu, Mamaq, Akit, Talang, Sakei.

Lempur Malay and Rantau Panjang Malay, two recently described divergent Malay varieties spoken in the western part of Jambi province, share features with both Kerinci and Jambi Malay.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerinci at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kerinci". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Divergent Varieties of Malay in Upstream Jambi"