Bidayuh, Bukar-Sadong

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Buka, Bukar, Bukar Sadung Bidayah, Sadung, Serian, Tebakang
Population

49,100 in Malaysia (2000 census).

Location

Sarawak, Serian 1st division. 30 or more villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bukar Bidayuh (Bidayah, Bidayuh, Bideyu), Bukar Sadong, Bukar Sadung Bidayuh, Mentuh Tapuh. Lexical similarity: 57% with Standard Malay [zsm].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Used as L2 by Remun [lkj].

Language Development
Radio programs.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 2005.

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