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KELABIT ( Binggi, Bunggu, Da’a, Pakawa, Pekava, Pekawa )

Spoken by 4,000 people in North Sarawak, highest and most remote Borneo mountains, Bario highlands, Malaysia and by 640 people in East Kalimantan Province, remote mountains, on Sarawak border, northwest of Longkemuat, Indonesia.
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Classification for Kelabit
OLAC resources in and about Kelabit
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2 Yesus mala ngen idah ngabi,

“Kareb muyuh sembayang ngen Tuhan mala,
Tama’ Tuhan Allah nuk lem surga tulung kamih ngubur iko kuh Tuhan. Tulung ngimet tana’ inih mey nuk pian mudi kerab tu’an lem ulun kamih mey maput lun tana’ pad kayu’ sinaru’ lem surga.
3 Tulung mare nuk kenen nuk perlu kami kenep adto.
4 Mey mare doo’ ngen kamih kadi’ kamih na’am maya nuk pian Iko.
Kamih pah mare doo’ ngen kenep-kenep burur lemulun nuk da’at ngen kamih.
Mey tulung iyan naru’ lemulun atau nuk midih naru’ kamih sala’ tapi jaga’ kamih let ngen nuk da’at.”

Source: The Gospel of Luke in Kelabit language
Contributed by Aleksandr Ermanov, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia - E-mail ermanov@donpac.ru

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