Mualang

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A language of Indonesia

Autonym
Mualang
Population

40,000 (Tjia 2007).

Location

West Kalimantan province: Belitang, Belitang Hilir, and Belitang Hulu Sekadau sub-districts along Ayak and Belitang rivers.

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Language Status

5* (Developing).

Dialects

Mualang Ili’, Mualang Ulu. Reportedly similar to Iban [iba]; however only one-way intelligibility from Mualang to Iban.

Typology

SVO; prepositions; dual number; voice prefixes (active, passive, antipassive, inchoative, middle, adversative); aspect; 23 consonants and 4 vowels; verb serialization.

Language Use

Language shift reportedly taking place in the younger generation. Positive attitudes.

Language Development

Taught in primary schools. Literature. Grammar.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], in development.

Other Comments

Christian.

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