Ethnologue.com home
Ethnologue > Web version > Country index > Asia > Malaysia (Sabah) > Paluan

Paluan

A language of Malaysia (Sabah)

ISO 639-3plz

Population  5,500 (2000). 3,000 Paluan, 1,000 to 2,000 Pandewan.
Region  Tenom, Keningau, and Pensiangan districts, Padas River tributaries; Dalit, Keramatoi, Nabawan, Pamentarian, Mesopo rivers; lower Sook River valley; Talankai and Sapulut rivers’ headwaters.
Language map  Malaysia - Sabah, reference number 82
Dialects  Paluan (Peluan), Dalit Murut, Sook Murut, Takapan, Makaheeliga (Makialiga), Pandewan (Pandewan Murut). Most similar to Tagal Murut [mvv].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, North Borneo, North Sarawakan, Dayic, Murutic, Murut
Language use  Many also use Tagal Murut [mvv].
Contact us