Tagal Murut

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A language of Malaysia

Population

Ethnic population: 13,000 (2000 SIL).

Location

Mainly in southwest Sabah State, Pensiangan, south Keningau, Tenom, Sipitang, and Nabawa districts; smaller area in Sarawak State, Limbang district.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Alumbis (Loembis, Lumbis), Maligan (Bol Murut, Bole Murut, Mauligan, Meligan), Pensiangan Murut (Lagunan Murut, Pentjangan), Rundum (Arundum), Salalir (Sadalir, Saralir, Sedálir), Sapulot Murut (Sapulut Murut), Sumambu (Semambu, Semembu, Sumambuq), Tagal (North Borneo Murut, Sabah Murut, Taggal, Tagol, Tagul), Tawan, Tolokoson (Telekoson), Tomani (Tumaniq). Reportedly most similar to Paluan [plz].

Language Use

Used as L2 by Paluan [plz].

Language Development
Bible: 1998.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 1987.

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