Laraʼ language

"Luru" redirects here. For the fictional deity, see Lurue.
Native to Indonesia
Region Borneo
Native speakers
23,000 (2000–2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lra
Glottolog rara1235[2]

Laraʼ (also called Luru, Berkati, Bakati, Bekatiq, Bekatiʼ Nyam-Pelayo, Bekatiʼ Kendayan, and Rara Bakatiʼ) is a language spoken by some 19,000 people in Borneo, on both the Indonesian side (West Kalimantan)[3] and Malaysian side (Sarawak) of the island. Most information about it has been gathered by various Christian missionary groups...


  1. Laraʼ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Rara Bakati'". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Map of the Distribution of Laraʼ. The Linguist List. Accessed 2009-05-10
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