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Loncong language

Orang Laut
Native toIndonesia
RegionBangka and Belitung islands
Native speakers
420 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3lce

The Orang Laut language or Loncong, is one of the Malayan languages. It is one of several native languages of Orang Laut ("Sea People") of the Bangka and Belitung islands in Indonesia, and may be two distinct languages.

Anderbeck (2012) considers there to be an Orang Laut genetic grouping of languages, which includes the Kedah, Riau, and Sekak subgroups. The Malayic language Duano is divergent, and does not form part of this group.


  1. ^ Loncong at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Loncong". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  • Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. Atlas of the Worlds Languages (New York: Routelage, 1994)