Murutic languages

Sabah, Borneo
Linguistic classification:


  • Murut proper
  • Tagol Murut
  • Timugon Murut
Glottolog: grea1294[1]

The Murutic languages are a family of half a dozen closely related Austronesian languages, spoken in the northern inland regions of Borneo by the Murut and Tidung.

The languages are (Lobel 2013):[1]

Timugon Murut and Tagol Murut

Keningau Murut, Beaufort Murut (Binta’), Tabalunan/Serudung Murut, Selungai Murut, Sembakung Murut, Okolod, Bookan, Tanggala Murut and Paluan

Burusu, Kalabakan, Nonukan Tidong, Sesayap Tidong

Lundayeh/Lun Bawang

Tagol Murut is commonly used and understood by a large majority of the Murut peoples.


  1. 1 2 Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Greater Murutic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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