Population total all countries: 2,000. Ethnic population: 13,000 (2000 SIL).
Mainly in southwest Sabah State, Pensiangan, south Keningau, Tenom, Sipitang, and Nabawa districts; smaller area in Sarawak State, Limbang district.
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].
Used as L2 by Paluan [plz].
Latin script [Latn], developed in about 1987.