Kenyah, Mainstream

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Highland Kenyah, Usun Apau Kenyah
Population

12,000 in Indonesia (2007 A. Soriente), decreasing. Basically no monolinguals. Population total all countries: 32,000.

Location

East Kalimantan Province, Malinau regency, Kayan, Mahakam, Upper Baram, Bahau, Upper Balui, Malinau, Belayan, Segah, Kelai, and Telen river areas, Pimping, Long Setulang, Batu Kajang, Long Uli, and Long Belua villages. Also in Malaysia.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Badeng, Bakung, Lepo’ Bem, Lepo’ Ke, Lepo’ Kuda, Lepo’ Maut, Lepo’ Ndang, Lepo’ Tau, Lepo’ Tepu’, Uma’ Jalan, Uma’ Tukung.

Language Use

Vigorous. Lepo’ Tau used as L2 by Lebu Kulit [whk], Uma Lung [ulu], and Uma Lasan [xky].

Language Development
NT: 1978.

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