Penan language

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Nibong
Penan
Native toMalaysia, Brunei
RegionSarawak, Borneo
EthnicityPenan people
Native speakers
ca. 13,000 (2007–2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
pez – Eastern Penan
pne – Western Penan
Glottologeast2485  Eastern[2]
west2563  Western[3]

Penan, also known as Punan-Nibong, is a language complex spoken by the Penan people of Borneo. They are related to the Kenyah languages. Glottolog shows Western Penan as closer to Sebop than it is to Eastern Penan.[3]

References[edit]

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

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