Kerinci

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kerinchi, Kinchai
Population

260,000 in Indonesia (2000 census). Population total all countries: 285,000.

Location

Sumatra, Jambi Province, Kerinci regency, western mountains, Sungaipenuh area, north and west; also into Sumatera Barat Province, Solok Selatan regency.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

High dialect diversity in a small area, shading into Jambi Malay [zlm] east and Minangkabau [min] north. Distinct from Kerinci-Minangkabau dialect of Minangkabau. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Writing

Kaganga script [Rjng].

Other Comments

Muslim.