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Loncong language

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Loncong language

Orang Laut
Native to Indonesia
Region Bangka and Belitung islands
Native speakers
420  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lce
Glottolog lonc1237[2]

The Orang Laut language, Loncong, is one of the Malay languages. It is one of several native languages of Orang Laut ("Sea People") of the Bangka and Belitung islands in Indonesia, and in fact may be two languages itself.


  1. ^ Loncong at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Loncong". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


  • Moseley, Christopher and R. E. Asher, ed. Atlas of the Worlds Languages (New York: Routelage, 1994)

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