Bamayo language

Native to Indonesia
Region Borneo
Native speakers
(520,000 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xdy
Glottolog mala1480[2]

Bamayo (Bumayoh), listed in Ethnologue simply as "Malayic Dayak", is a Malayic Dayak language of Borneo.

Dialects form a chain that may be better considered three languages. Ethnologue lists them as southern: Delang [200,000 speakers] and Kayung [100,000]; western: Banana’ [100,000] and Tapitn [300]; and eastern: Mentebah-Suruk [20,000], Semitau [10,000], and Suhaid [10,000]; and additionally (not arranged geographically): Arut (Sukarame), Lamandau (Landau Kantu), Sukamara (Kerta Mulya), Riam (Nibung Terjung), Belantikan (Sungkup), Tamuan, Tomun, Pangin, Sekakai, Silat.


  1. Bamayo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Malayic Dayak". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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