Melanau–Kajang languages

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Melanau–Kajang
Central Sarawak
Geographic
distribution
Borneo
Linguistic classificationAustronesian
Subdivisions
  • Kajang (Kayang)
  • Melanau
  • Punan–Müller-Schwaner
Glottologsara1342[1]

The Melanau–Kajang languages or Central Sarawak languages are a group of languages spoken in Sarawak, Malaysia, by the Melanau, Kenyah, and related peoples.

Classification[edit]

Smith (2017)[edit]

Smith (2017)[2] uses the term Central Sarawak, and puts it as an independent branch within the Greater North Borneo subgroup. He classifies the languages as follows.

References[edit]

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