Kendayan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Baicit, Damea, Kanayatn, Kendayan Dayak, Kendayan-Ambawang, Salako
Population

321,000 (2007 SIL). Total users in all countries: 331,700.

Location

Kalimantan Barat province: Bengkayang, Kota Singkawang, Kuba Raya, Landau, Sambas, and Sanggau regencies; northwest Kalimantan island, South China sea coast, and Madi and Papan jungle area.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication). Used as LWC among non-Muslim Dayaks of northwest West Kalimantan province.

Dialects

Ambawang, Kendayan, Ahe, Selako.

Language Use

Widespread. Used as L2 by Bakati’ [bei], Benyadu’ [byd], Rara Bakati’ [lra], Sanggau [scg], Sara Bakati’ [sre], Semandang [sdm].

Language Development
Radio.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], limited usage.

Other Comments

Indonesian [ind] well understood only by a few with at least a 6th-grade education.

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