Barito and other rivers in Central and South Kalimantan
|Main source||Muller Mountain Range|
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|Length||890 km (550 mi)|
|Basin size||100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi)|
Barito River, is a 890 kilometres (550 mi) long river with a drainage basin of 100,000 square kilometres (39,000 sq mi), the average discharge of the river is 194,230 cubic feet per second (5,500 m3/s), located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. It originates in the Muller Mountain Range from where it flows southward into the Java Sea. Its main affluent is the Martapura River and it passes through the city of Banjarmasin.
This river is the location of the closest language to Malagasy language in Africa, belonging to the Ma'anyan language of Dayaks, from where settlers arrived in Madagascar (presumably in waves) from the 3rd to 10th century and from which the current island nation's population largely traces its origins.
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