Native toIndonesia
RegionWest Kalimantan
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1991)[1]
  • Kalis
Language codes
ISO 639-3emb

Embaloh (Maloh) is an Austronesian (Dayak) language of spoken in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.[2]: 86  Apart from Taman, it is not close to other languages on Borneo, but rather belongs to the South Sulawesi languages.[3] Many speakers of Embaloh also speak Iban, leading to the adoption of some Iban loanwords into Embaloh.[2]: 114 

The Kalis dialect (Kalis Maloh) may be a distinct language.[4]


  1. ^ Embaloh at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b T. King, Victor (1976). "Some Apects of Iban-Maloh Contact in West Kalimantan". Indonesia: 85–114.
  3. ^ Adelaar, K. A. (1994). "The classification of the Tamanic languages". In Tom Dutton; Darrell T. Tryon (eds.). Language contact and change in the Austronesian world. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 1–42.
  4. ^ Embaloh language at Ethnologue (12th ed., 1992).