Kayan, Rejang

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Rejang Kajan
Population

3,030 (Wurm and Hattori 1981).

Location

Sarawak: Balui and Rejang river areas.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Ma’aging, Long Badan, Uma Daro, Long Kehobo (Uma Poh), Uma Juman, Long Murun, Long Geng, Lemena, Lisum. Limited comprehension of Baram Kayan [kys].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Different from Rejang [rej] in Sumatra.

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