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. Population total all countries: 52,000. 0 monolinguals.

Location

Kalimantan Timur 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.

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. Used as L2 by Uma’ Lasan [xky], Uma’ Lung [ulu], Wahau Kenyah [whk].

Language Development
NT: 1978.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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