Dusunic languages

Dusunic languages
Dusunic
Dusun-Bisaya
Geographic
distribution:
Sabah
Linguistic classification: Austronesian
Subdivisions:
Bisaya
Dusun

The Dusunic languages are a group of languages spoken by the Bisaya, Dusun, Kadazan, Rungus, and related peoples in the Malaysian province of Sabah on Borneo.

Languages

The languages are divided as follows, per Ethnologue 15:

  • Bisaya: Bisaya (a dialect cluster), Tutong, Tatana
  • Dusun: Central Dusun, Kuijau, Papar, Rungus, Lotud, Labuk-Kinabatangan Kadazan, Gana, Kota Marudu Talantang, Kimaragang, Klias River Kadazan, Coastal Kadazan, Tebilung

Not all languages spoken by the Dusun people belong to this group; the East Barito languages include several which are also named 'Dusun'.



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