3,500,000 in Indonesia (2000 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 3,505,000.
Kalimantan, around Banjarmasin south and east; East Kalimantan Province, coastal regions of Pulau Laut, Kutai, and Pasir; Central Kalimantan Province as far as Sampit.
3 (Wider communication).Banjar became a LWC through trade. LWC in the market, in business, and in media. Banjar, already dominant in South Kalimantan Province, is also growing rapidly in Central and Eastern Kalimantan provinces.
Vigorous. Many speakers lack fluency in Indonesian [ind].