Bisaya, Brunei

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A language of Brunei

Alternate Names
Basaya, Bekiau, Besaya, Bisaia, Bisaya, Bisaya Bukit, Bisayah, Dusun, Jilama Bawang, Jilama Sungai, Lorang Bukit, Southern Bisaya, Tutong, Visayak
Population

L1 users: 37,600 (2007 SIL). Total users in all countries: 57,600.

Location

Belait and Tutong districts: central and interior areas south of Tutong [ttg] language area; Seria town and villages near Sarawak border (Brunei dialect).

Language Status

5 (Developing). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

Brunei Bisaya, Sarawak Bisaya, Tutong 1. Lexical similarity: 78% with dialects spoken in Brunei and Sarawak, lower with other Dusunic languages.

Language Use

Also use Brunei [kxd].

Language Development
Radio. Bible portions: 1938.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Tutong [ttg].

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