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Mbalo (Embaloh) 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.
- K. Alexander Adelaar and Nikolaus Himmelmann, The Austronesian languages of Asia and Madagascar. Routledge, 2005.
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