Bonggi

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Bangay, Banggi, Banggi Dusun
Population

Ethnic population: 1,400 (1990 UBS).

Location

Sabah, Kudat district, Banggi island. 15 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Most similar to Molbog [pwm] of the Philippines. Lexical similarity with dialects of Brunei Bisaya [bsb]: 58% with Sarawak dialect and 57%–59% with Brunei dialect.

Language Use

Also use Sabah Malay [msi].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1992.
Writing
Latin script, used from about 1987 to 2001.