Bakumpai language

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Bakumpai
Native toIndonesia
RegionKalimantan
Native speakers
100,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bkr
Glottologbaku1263[2]

Bakumpai is an Austronesian language belonging to the West Barito languages. It is spoken by about 100,000 Bakumpai people (a subgroup of Dayak people) living in the central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Neighbouring ethnic groups are Banjar people, Ngaju people and Ma'anyan people. Thus there is high lexical similarity with the neighbouring languages (75% with Ngaju language, 45% with Banjar language).

Vocabulary comparison between Bakumpai, Ngjau and Indonesian[edit]

Bakumpai Ngaju Indonesian English
Jida Dia Tidak No
Beken Beken Bukan Not
Pai Pai Kaki Leg
Kueh Kueh Mana Where
Si-Kueh Bara-Kueh Dari mana From where
Hituh Hetuh Sini Here
Si-Hituh Intu-Hetuh Di sini Right here
Bara Bara Dari From
Kejaw Kejaw Jauh Far
Tukep / Parak Tukep Dekat Near
Kuman Kuman Makan Eat
Mihup Mihop Minum Drink
Lebu Lewu Kampung Village
Batatapas Bapukan Mencuci pakaian Wash clothes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakumpai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bakumpai". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.