Kiput language

Region Northern Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
Native speakers
(2,500 cited 1981)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kyi
Glottolog kipu1237[2]

Kiput is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in northern Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.



Kiput has 8 monophthongs /i ɪ e u ʊ o ə a/, at least 12 diphthongs /iw ew uj oj əj əw aj aw iə̯ eə̯ uə̯ oə̯/ and two triphthongs /iə̯j iə̯w/.


Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop Voiceless p t k ʔ
Voiced b d ɡ
Affricate Voiceless c
Voiced (ɟ)
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Fricative f s h
Lateral l
Rhotic ɲ
Semivowel w j


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

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