Melanau, Kanowit-Tanjong

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A language of Malaysia

Population

L1 users: 200 (Wurm 2000). Ethnic population: 500.

Location

Sarawak: Sibu division, middle Rejang River. Kanowit dialect downstream from Tanjong dialect.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kanowit, Tanjong.

Language Use

Endangered (2000 S. Wurm). Being absorbed by Iban [iba]. Home. Few or no children use Kanowit dialect. Neutral attitudes.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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