Kerinci
Baso Kinci (hulu), Baso Kincai (hilir)
Native toIndonesia
RegionSumatra
EthnicityKerinci
Native speakers
290,000 (2000 census)[1]
DialectsSiulak
Semurup
Rawang
Hiang
Lempur etc
Kaganga, Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3kvr
Glottologkeri1250

Kerinci (Kinci or Kincai) is a Malayic language spoken in Jambi Province, Sumatra especially in Kerinci Regency and Sungai Penuh city. It has a high dialectical diversity, with dialects Ulu, Mamaq, Akit, Talang and Sakei.

Van Reijn (1974) notes that Kerinci shares many phonological similarities with Austroasiatic languages, such as sesquisyllabic word structure and vowel inventory.

References

  1. ^ Kerinci at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

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