Ma’anyan

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ma’anjan, Maanyak Dayak
Population

150,000 (2003).

Location

Kalimantan Selatan province: border area, and 2 areas near Damar and Tawahan; Kalimantan Tengah province: Barito Selatan and Barito Timur regencies, Awang, Dusun Hilir, Dusun Selatan, Dusun Tengah, Dusun Utara, Gunung Bintang Awai, Karau Kuala, and Patangkep Tutui sub-districts, south Tamianglayang town area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Samihim (Buluh Kuning), Sihong (Siong), Dusun Balangan. Related to Malagasy languages in Madagascar. Lexical similarity: 77% with Paku [pku], 75% with Dusun Witu [duv].

Language Use

Also use Bakumpai [bkr].

Language Development
Grammar. NT: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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