Kutai Malay

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Kutai Malay
Native to Indonesia
Region Borneo
Native speakers
unknown (300,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mqg – Kota Bangun
vkt – Tenggarong
Glottolog kota1275  (Kota Bangun)[2]
teng1267  (Tenggarong)[3]

Kutai Malay is a dialect continuum of the Malay language spoken by the Kutai people, who live along the Mahakam River in Borneo. They are the principal population in the West Kutai, Kutai Kartanegara, and East Kutai Regencies.

Little literature was produced in Kutai during the period of administration of the Kutai Kartanegara Sultanate with most writing being done in Malay in the Jawi script.

The three principal dialects, which have little mutual intelligibility, are Tenggarong, Kota Bangun, and Ancalong Estuary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kota Bangun at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tenggarong at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kota Bangun Kutai Malay". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tenggarong Kutai Malay". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.