Bookan

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Baukan, Baukan Murut
Population

Ethnic population: 1,700 (2000 SIL).

Location

Sabah, Keningau and Kinabatangan districts, Sook and Kinabatangan rivers’ headwaters area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Baukan (Baokan, Bokan, Boken, Bokon, Bokun, Bookan, Bukun, Pingas, Ulun-No-Bokan, Ulun-No-Bokon), Kokoroton Murut, Tengara (Kinabatangan Murut, Tangara’, Tanggaraq, Tenggaraq, Tingara, Tungara). Reportedly similar to Keningau Murut [kxi], Timugon [tih], and Tagal [mvv].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 2003 till about 2005.