Iban

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Sea Dayak
Population

658,000 in Malaysia (2004). Population total all countries: 694,400.

Location

Sarawak, Sadong river north to Bintulu, Sibu; Sabah, Tawau district, 1 village. Also in Brunei, Indonesia.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Batang Lupar, Bugau, Dau, Lemanak, Skrang, Ulu Ai, Undup.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

600,000 L2 speakers in Sarawak. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1988–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Largest language group in Sarawak.

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