Kadazan, Labuk-Kinabatangan

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Eastern Kadazan, Labuk Kadazan, Sogilitan, Tindakon, Tompulung
Autonym
Sungai, Sungai Kinabatangan
Population

Ethnic population: 20,600 (2000 SIL).

Location

Sabah: Beluran, Kinabatangan, and Sandakan districts.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Mangkaak (Mangkahak, Mangkak, Mangkok), Sukang, Labuk, Lamag Sungai (Sungei).

Typology

VSO; prepositions; genitives after nouns; question word initial; nontonal.

Language Use

Children learn Sabah Malay [msi] first. Standard Malay [zsm] used in church, school, and official settings. Mixed use: Home, Market, Village. 95% of the children are not learning the language and using it in the home. Most also use Sabah Malay [msi]. Some also use Standard Malay [zsm].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 85% in Standard Malay [zsm]. Literacy is highly valued. Literature. Dictionary. NT: 1996.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Cross-cultural marriage and migration. Christian.

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