Anak Dalam
Native toIndonesia
EthnicityKubu people
Native speakers
(10,000 cited 1989)[1]
DialectsLalang, Bajat, Ulu Lako, Tungkal, Tungkal Ilir, Dawas, Supat, Jambi, Ridan
Language codes
ISO 639-3kvb

Kubu is a Malayic language spoken in the southern swamps of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia by the Kubu people (Orang Rimba), many of whom are nomadic. There is a degree of dialectal diversity.

In Bukit Duabelas (Jambi), the Rimba language is very glottal, which initially makes it difficult to understand.[2] Some of the variations in Kubu isolects have been presented by Dunggio.[3]


  1. ^ Kubu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Sager, Steven (2008). The Sky is our Roof, the Earth our Floor: Orang Rimba Customs and Religion in the Bukit Duabelas Region of Jambi, Sumatra [1]
  3. ^ Dunggio (1995). Struktur Bahasa Kubu