Tobilung

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Tabilong, Tebilung, Tobilang
Population

Ethnic population: 8,850 (2007 A. Ripau).

Location

Sabah, Kota Marudu and Kota Belud districts; Kota Kinabalu and other towns.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Low intelligibility with Coastal Kadazan [kzj]; moderate intelligibility with Kimaragang [kqr] and Rungus [drg].

Language Use

Stronger in villages in the interior. Home, market, village. 95% of the children are not learning the language or using it at home. Positive attitudes. L2 used in school.

Language Development
L2 used in school. Dictionary.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 2004.