Ma'anyan language

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Ma'anyan
Native toIndonesia
RegionKalimantan
Native speakers
150,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mhy
Glottologmaan1238[2]

Ma'anyan or Ma'anjan or Maanyak Dayak is an Austronesian language belonging to the East Barito languages. It is spoken by about 150,000 Ma'anyan people (subgroup of Dayak people) living in the central Kalimantan, Indonesia. It is closely related to the Malagasy language spoken in Madagascar. There is high lexical similarity with other East Barito languages like Paku (77%) or Dusun Witu (75%).

Vocabulary[edit]

Vocabulary comparison between Malay, Banjarese, Ma'anyan, and Malagasy.

Malay Banjarese Ma'anyan Malagasy English
monyet warik warik varika monkey
bemban bamban waman
bulian balian wadian
maharaja maharaja miharaja mpanjaka maharajah
patih patih patis regent
lama lawas lawah lava long
kawan kawal kawal namana friend
obat tatamba tatamba tambavy medicine
senang aray aray happy, easy
masih magun pagun to keep ...ing
arya aria uria
demang damang damhong

References[edit]

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

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