A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Baicit, Damea, Kanayatn, Kendayan Dayak, Kendayan-Ambawang, Salako

321,000 in Indonesia (2007 SIL). Population total all countries: 331,700.


Kalimantan Barat Province, Sambas regency. Northeast of Bengkayang town, Madi and Papan jungle area.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Used as LWC among non-Muslim Dayaks of northwest West Kalimantan province.


Ahe, Ambawang, Kendayan, Selako.

Language Use

Widespread. Used as L2 by Bakati’ [bei], Benyadu’ [byd], Rara Bakati’ [lra], Sanggau [scg], Sara Bakati’ [sre], Semandang [sdm].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Other Comments

Indonesian [ind] well understood only by a few with at least a 6th-grade education.

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