Mainstream Kenyah language

Native to Indonesia, Malaysia
Region Borneo
Ethnicity Kenyah
Native speakers
50,000 (2007–2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xkl
Glottolog main1275[2]

Mainstream Kenyah AKA Bakung is a Kayan language dialect cluster of East Kalimantan and Sarawak. Dialects fall into four clusters:


  1. Kenyah at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mainstream Kenyah". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. also Lepo Jengan, Lepo Aga, Uma Ake, Lepo Ga, Lepo La’ang, Sambup, and Likan
  4. also Lepo Jamok
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