Bidayuh, Bukar-Sadong

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Buka, Bukar, Bukar Sadung Bidayah, Sadung, Serian, Tebakang
Population

49,100 (2000 census).

Location

Sarawak: Samarahan division, 30 or more villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bukar Bidayuh (Bidayah, Bidayuh, Bideyu), Bukar Sadong, Bukar Sadung Bidayuh, Mentuh Tapuh (Mentu). Lexical similarity: 57% with Standard Malay [zsm].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Used as L2 by Remun [lkj].

Language Development
Radio.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], developed in about 2005.

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