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Module 2 post 2 Endangered languages in Borneo a survey among Iban and Murut in Temburong, BruneiPDF

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This article looks at a 2008 survey of two indigenous tribes in Temburong District in Brunei  and analyzes the changes the language has undergone by comparing the youth and the elderly. This article discusses endangered languages in Brunei specific to the District of Temburong.

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Keywords: Penan,  Dusun, Murut, History,Indegnous, links, issues


This site provides a brief history of the Indegenous tribes of Brunei as well as a short history of their interactions with one another and the government. The government language policy and legislation puts great stress on tribal people such as the Penan to give up their spiritual way of life and convert to Islam through incentives such as housing and fresh water.