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Kayan–Murik languages

Kayanic
Kayan–Murik
Geographic
distribution
central Borneo
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Subdivisions
  • Kayan
  • Modang
  • Müller-Schwaner "Punan"
  • Murik
Glottologkaya1333[1]

The Kayan or Kayan–Murik languages are a group of Austronesian languages spoken in Borneo by the Kayan, Punan, and related peoples.

They are:

Robert Blust (1991) specifically excluded Kayan from his North Bornean languages. He removed Bukat from Kayan in 2010.

Müller-Schwaner Punan languages are classified by Smith (2017)[2] as Central Sarawak.

Smith (2017)[2] classifies the Kayanic languages as follows.

  • Kayan-Murik-Merap
    • Kayan (Baram, Rejang-Busang, Bahau, Data Dian)
    • Murik-Merap (Ngorek, Pua’, Huang Bau, Merap)
  • Segai-Modang
    • Segai (Gaai, (Punan) Kelai)
    • Modang (Kelinjau Modang, Wahau Modang, Long Gelat)

References

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kayanic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b Smith, Alexander. 2017. The Languages of Borneo: A Comprehensive Classification. PhD Dissertation: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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