Mainstream Kenyah language

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Kenyah
Lepo’
Bakung
Native to Indonesia, Malaysia
Region Borneo
Ethnicity Kenyah
Native speakers
50,000 (2007–2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xkl
Glottolog main1275[2]

Mainstream Kenyah also known as Bakung is a Kayan language dialect cluster of East Kalimantan and Sarawak. Dialects fall into four clusters:

  • Lepo’ Tau, Lepo’ Bem, Uma’ Jalan, Uma’ Tukung[3]
  • Lepo’ Ke, Lepo’ Kuda
  • Lepo’ Maut, Lepo’ Ndang, Badeng (Madang)[4]
  • Bakung, Lepo’ Tepu’ (Lepo Teppu’).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenyah at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mainstream Kenyah". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ also Lepo Jengan, Lepo Aga, Uma Ake, Lepo Ga, Lepo La’ang, Sambup, and Likan
  4. ^ also Lepo Jamok

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