Belait

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A language of Brunei

Alternate Names
Balait Jati, Lemeting, Meting
Population

1,000 in Brunei.

Location

Scattered in Belait District; Tutong District in Kampung Kiudang. Also in Malaysia.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Related to Kiput [kyi] and Narom [nrm]. Lexical similarity: 54% with Tutong [ttg].

Language Use

Shifting to Brunei Malay [kxd]. Mainly adults.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Recognized indigenous group. Muslim Belait are Malay in orientation. Non-Muslims retain their Belait identity more. Heavy intermarriage with Bisaya and Chinese. Muslim.

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