Ma’anyan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ma’anjan, Maanyak Dayak
Population

150,000 (2003).

Location

Central Kalimantan Province, Barito Selatan regency, Dusun Hilir, Karau Kuala, Dusun Selatan, Dusun Utara, Gunung Bintang Awai, Dusun Tengah, Awang, and Patangkep Tutui subdistricts. South Tamianglayang town area, Patai river watershed.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Dusun Balangan, Samihim (Buluh Kuning), Sihong (Siong). Related to Malagasy languages in Madagascar. Lexical similarity: 77% with Paku [pku], 75% with Dusun Witu [duv].

Language Use

Also use Bakumpai [bkr].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.