Narom language

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Region Sarawak, Malaysia.
Native speakers
3000  (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nrm
Glottolog naro1251[2]

Narom language (sometimes spelled Narum) is a Malayo-Polynesian language of the Lower Baram branch. It is spoken by some 2,420[3] Narom people in Sarawak, East Malaysia, and particularly in the Miri Division and the area south of Baram River mouth. The language has two dialects.

Ethnologue classifies this language in category B of the Central Lower Baram language family, along with Lelak and Tutong 2.[4]


  1. ^ Narom at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Narom". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Wurm, Stephen A. and Shiro Hattori (eds.) (1981). Language Atlas of the Pacific Area. Australian Academy of the Humanities in collaboration with the Japan Academy, Canberra, ISBN 0-85883-239-9
  4. ^ Ethnologue report for Lower Baram