Dusun, Central

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Central Kadazan, Dusan, Dusum, Dusun, Dusur, Kadasan, Kadayan, Kedayan
Population

141,000 (1991 SIL). 50,000 Ranau (1989 UBS), 70,000 Bundu (1990 UBS), perhaps 500 Kuala Monsok Dusun (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Sabah, Labuk-Sugut district, Perancangan village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Beaufort, Bundu (Taginambur), Dusun Sinulihan (Sinulihan), Kadazan-Tagaro (Tagaro), Kiundu, Kuala Monsok Dusun, Luba, Menggatal (Kiulu, Telipok), Pahu’, Ranau, Sokid, Tindal.

Language Use

Used as L2 by Gana [gnq], Ida’an [dbj], Kuijau [dkr], Sugut Dusun [kzs], Tampias Lobu [low].

Language Development
Taught in primary and secondary schools. Dictionary. Bible: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].