The Tamanic languages are a small group of languages of Indonesian Borneo:
The classification of the Tamanic languages, usually represented by Mbalo alone, is unclear. Long left unclassified, Adelaar and Himmelmann (2005) took the view that it was especially close to Buginese. However, the 2008 study found it to be a near isolate within Malayo-Polynesian, linking it at 75% confidence as an independent branch of Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian.
- K. Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus Himmelmann, The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. Routledge, 2005.
- Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database, 2008.
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