Ma'anyan language

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Ma'anyan
Native to Indonesia
Region Kalimantan
Native speakers
150,000  (2003)[1]
Austronesian
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mhy
Glottolog maan1238[2]

Ma'anyan or Ma'anjan or Maanyak Dayak is an Austronesian language belonging to the East Barito languages. It is spoken by about 150,000 Ma'anyan people (subgroup of Dayak people) living in the central Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is closely related to Malagasy languages spoken in Madagascar. There is high lexical similarity with other East Barito languages like Paku (77%) or Dusun Witu (75%).

Vocabulary[edit]

Vocabulary comparison between Banjarese, Ma'anyan and Malay language.

Malay Banjarese Ma'anyan
monyet warik warik
bemban bamban waman
bulian balian wadian
maharaja maharaja miharaja
patih patih patis
lama lawas lawah
teman kawal kawal
obat tatamba tatamba
senang aray aray
masih magun pagun
arya aria uria
demang damang damhong

References[edit]

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

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