Salako (Kendayan)


Salako, sometimes written as Selako is spoken by over 350,000 people concentrated around Lundu in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, North-Western Borneo and in the Sambas and Bengkayang Regencies and Singkawang City in the neighbouring Indonesian state of West Kalimantan, where it is known as Kendayan.

While Salako speakers are often considered ethnically Bidayuh in Sarawak due to their shared customs and religious beliefs, the Salako language is very different to other Bidayuh languages and is closer to Malay.


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