Laraʼ language

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Native toIndonesia, Malaysia
Native speakers
23,000 (2000–2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lra

Laraʼ (also called Luru, Berkati, Bakati, Bekatiq, Bekatiʼ Nyam-Pelayo, Bekatiʼ Kendayan, and Rara Bakatiʼ) is a language spoken by some 19,000 people in Borneo, on both the Indonesian side (West Kalimantan)[3] and Malaysian side (Sarawak) of the island. Most information about it has been gathered by various Christian missionary groups.


  1. ^ Laraʼ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Rara Bakati'". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Map of the Distribution of Laraʼ[permanent dead link]. The Linguist List. Accessed 2009-05-10