Kaur language

Native to Indonesia
Region Sumatra
Native speakers
40,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vkk
Glottolog kaur1269[2]

Kaur (Ka’ur) is a Malayan language spoken on the southeastern coast of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It is difficult for speakers of neighboring Central Malay (Bengkulu) to understand. Many speakers are animists.


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