Ida’an

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Bulud Upi, Eraans, Idaan, Idahan, Idan, Idayan
Population

Population includes 1,500 Begak. Ethnic population: 5,500 (2000 SIL).

Location

East coast of Sabah, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, and Sandakan districts.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Begak (Bagahak, Begahak), Ida’an, Subpan (Sungai, Supan). Not closely related to other languages.

Language Use

Also use Sabah Malay [msi] or Central Dusun [dtp].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible portions: 1987–2011.
Writing
Arabic script, no longer in use. Latin script.