Penan-Nibong language

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Note: Not to be confused with the Punan language, also known as Penan
Nibong
Penan
Native to Malaysia, Brunei
Region Sarawak, Borneo
Ethnicity Penan people
Native speakers
ca. 13,000  (2007–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
pez – Eastern Penan
pne – Western Penan
Glottolog east2485  (Eastern)[2]
west2563  (Western)[3]

Penan, also known as Punan-Nibong, is a language complex spoken by the Penan people of Borneo. They are related to the Kenyah languages. Glottolog shows Western Penan as closer to Sebop than it is to Eastern Penan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern Penan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Western Penan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Eastern Penan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Western Penan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.