Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong

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A language of Malaysia

Population

200 (Wurm 2000). Ethnic population: 500.

Location

Sarawak, 3rd Division, middle stretch Rejang River. Kanowit dialect downstream from Tanjong dialect.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kanowit, Tanjong.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Being absorbed by Iban [iba]. Home. Few or no children use Kanowit dialect. Neutral attitudes.

Writing
Unwritten.