Banjar

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Bandjarese, Banjar Malay, Banjarese, Labuhan
Population

3,500,000 in Indonesia (2000 census), increasing. Population total all countries: 3,502,300.

Location

Kalimantan, around Banjarmasin south and east; East Kalimantan Province, coastal regions of Pulau Laut, Kutai, and Pasir; Central Kalimantan Province as far as Sampit. Also in Malaysia.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Hulu, Kuala. Lexically influenced by Javanese [jav]. Lexical similarity: 73% with Indonesian [ind], 66% with Tamuan (Malayic Dayak) [xdy], 45% with Bakumpai [bkr], 35% with Ngaju [nij].

Language Use

Vigorous. Many speakers lack fluency in Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Dictionary.
Other Comments

Muslim.

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