Lotud

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Dusun Lotud, Suang Lotud
Population

Ethnic population: 20,000 (2016 J. John-Baptist).

Location

Sabah: Tuaran district, Kiulu, Telipok, Tuaran.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Suang Lotud, Suang Olung, Suang Sarayoh, Dusun Kadayan.

Language Use

Some use in Home, Friends, Religion, Work. Some young people, all adults. Positive attitudes. All also use Sabah Malay [msi]. Many also use English [eng], Kadazan Dusun [dtp], West Coast Bajau [bdr]. Some also use Hakka Chinese [hak], Standard Malay [zsm].

Language Development

Bible portions: 1992. Agency: Pertubuhan Pelestarian Bahasa Suang Lotud Sabah (PELESTARIAN), Persatuan Suang Lotud Sabah (PERADATAN), Kadazandusun Language Foundation (KLF), Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Cawangan Sabah (DBP, Sabah).

Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 1987.

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim, traditional religion.

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