Malay, Tenggarong Kutai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kutai, Tenggarong
Population

210,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). 100,000 in Tenggarong, 60,000 in Ancalong, 50,000 in Northern Kutai.

Location

East Kalimantan Province. East central coastal area, from Mahakam river basin east to Celebes Sea coast, north from Cape Pandan along coast south to Samarinda city area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ancalong Kutai, Northern Kutai, Tenggarong Kutai. Many dialects. Tenggarong and Kota Bangun (Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai [mqg]) are not inherently intelligible. Shares phonological innovations with Berau Malay [bve], Banjar [bjn], and Brunei [xkd].