Ida’an

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Bulud Upi, Eraans, Idaan, Idahan, Idan, Idayan
Population

10,000 (2013 SIL). Population includes 1,500 Begak.

Location

East coast of Sabah, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, and Sandakan districts.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Begak (Bagahak, Begahak), Ida’an, Subpan (Sungai, Supan). Not closely related to other languages.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Central Dusun [dtp], Malay [zlm], Sabah Malay [msi].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1987–2011.
Writing

Arabic script [Arab], no longer in use. Latin script [Latn].