Paluan

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A language of Malaysia

Population

5,500 (2000 SIL). 3,000 Paluan, 1,000 to 2,000 Pandewan.

Location

Sabah, Tenom, Keningau, and Pensiangan districts, Padas river tributaries; Dalit, Keramatoi, Nabawan, Pamentarian, and Mesopo rivers; lower Sook river valley; Talankai and Sapulut rivers’ headwaters.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Paluan (Peluan), Dalit Murut, Sook Murut, Takapan, Makaheeliga (Makialiga), Pandewan (Pandewan Murut). Reportedly most similar to Tagal Murut [mvv].

Language Use

Also use Tahol [mvv]. Used as L2 by Keningau Murut [kxi].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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