Dumpas

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Doompas
Population

2,400 (2015 A. Ismael). No monolinguals (2015 A. Ismael). Ethnic population: 4,000 (2015 A. Ismael).

Location

Sabah: Beluran district, Bakung-Bakung, Gana Jati, Perancangan, Rancangan Nangoh, Tarasak, and Tombidong-Bidong villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

87% intelligibility of Tombonuo [txa], 57% of Labuk-Kinabatangan Kadazan [dtb], 44% of Coastal Kadazan dialect of Kadazan Dusun [dtp] (King 1984). Lexical similarity: 80% with Sugut Dusun [kzs] (Smith 1984: 26).

Language Use

Due to the emphasis on Standard Malay [zsm] in the educational system, those born after the 1990s are not fluent in the language, although they can still understand. Home, Friends, some Religion, Work. Some adults; all elderly. Mixed attitudes. Also use Standard Malay [zsm], Tombonuo [txa].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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