Uma’ Lasan

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Kanyay, Kenja, Kindjin, Kinjin, Western Kenya, Western Kenyah
Population

1,250 in Malaysia (Wurm and Hattori 1981). Total users in all countries: 2,750.

Location

Sarawak state: Balui, Belaga, Kalua, Kemena rivers; Sungai Asap resettlement camp.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Uma’ Alim, Uma’ Lasan, Uma’ Baka (Uma Baha). Lexical similarity: 80% with Badeng and Lepu Kulit dialects of Mainstream Kanyah [xkl].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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