Malay, Tenggarong Kutai

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Kutai, Tenggarong
Population

L1 users: 210,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). 100,000 in Tenggarong, 60,000 in Ancalong, 50,000 in Northern Kutai.

Location

Kalimantan Timur province: Mahakam river basin east to Celebes Sea coast, north from Cape Pandan along coast south to Samarinda city area.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tenggarong Kutai, Ancalong Kutai, Northern Kutai. Many dialects. Tenggarong and Kota Bangun (Malay, Kota Bangun Kutai [mqg]) are not inherently intelligible. Shares phonological innovations with Berau Malay [bve], Banjar [bjn], and Brunei [xkd]. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

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