Embaloh language

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Native toIndonesia
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1991)[1]
  • Kalis
Language codes
ISO 639-3emb

Embaloh (Maloh) is an Austronesian (Dayak) language of Borneo. Apart from Taman, it is not close to other languages, and its classification has long been controversial. Adelaar and Himmelmann (2005) propose that it is especially close to Buginese. However, it is frequently left as an isolate within (Nuclear) Malayo-Polynesian.

Kalis (Kalis Maloh) may be a distinct language.


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


  • K. Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus Himmelmann, The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. Routledge, 2005.