Malayic Dayak

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Malayic Dayak

Alternate Names
Bamayo, Bumayoh
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Population

520,000 (Wurm and Hattori 1981). 300 Tapitn, 100,000 Banana’, 100,000 Kayung, 200,000 Delang, 10,000 Semitau, 10,000 Suhaid, 20,000 Mentebah-Suruk.

Location

Widely dispersed; Kalimantan Tengah Province, southwest, Sukamara, Lamandau, Kotawaringgin Barat, Koti Timur and Katingan regencies; Kalimantan Barat Province, along Kapuas river, dispersed between small region near Sintang and larger one around Putussibau, third area around Sandai; from Ketapang city northeast towards Kotabaru; Semitau, Suhaid, and Mentebah-Suruk dialects: southeast of Kapuas river, from Sintang to Putus Sibau towns; Banana and Tapitn dialects: area bounded by Singakawang, Bengkayang, Darit, and Sungairaya towns; Kayung and Delang dialects: area bounded by Sandai, Muarakayang, Pembuanghulu, Sukamara, and Sukaraja townsTanjung Riau, east and southeast; Semitau, Suhaid, and Mentebah-Suruk dialects: southeast of Kapuas river, from Sintang to Putus Sibau towns; Banana and Tapitn dialects: area bounded by Singakawang, Bengkayang, Darit, and Sungairaya towns; Kayung and Delang dialects: area bounded by Sandai, Muarakayang, Pembuanghulu, Sukamara, and Sukaraja towns.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Tapitn, Banana’, Kayung (Kayong), Delang, Semitau, Suhaid, Mentebah-Suruk, Arut (Sukarame), Lamandau (Landau Kantu), Sukamara (Kerta Mulya), Riam (Nibung Terjung), Belantikan (Sungkup), Tamuan, Tomun, Pangin, Sekakai, Silat, Melahui, Serawai, Tebidah, Payak, Undau. Listed dialects form a chain and may constitute 3 or more languages. Related to Keninjal [knl].

Other Comments

Serawai dialect different from the Serawai dialect of Central Malay [pse] in Sumatra. The term Malayic Dayak is misleading and is not linguistically based; it would better be termed Dayak Malayic (Collins 2003). However, it is not yet clear what linguistic label(s) should replace it.

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