Bonggi

Bonggi is a member of the North Bornean branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 1,400 people on the islands of Banggai and Balambangan, which are part of the Kudat Division of the Malaysian state of Sabah and lie off the northern tip of the island of Borneo.

Bonggi is also known as Banggi, Bangay or Banggi Dusun. It is closely related to Ida’an.

Bonggi has been written with the Latin alphabet since the late 1980s. There is some written material in the language, include a dictionary and translation of the Bible.

Latin alphabet for Bonggi

Latin alphabet for Bonggi

Download an alphabet chart for Bonggi (Excel)

Notes

Sample videos in Bonggi

Links

Information about Bonggi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonggi_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonggi
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/bdg
https://www.sil.org/resources/archives/58474
https://www.sil.org/search/node/bdg

Bornean languages

Bonggi, Central Sinama, Ida’an, Kadazandusun, Kelabit, Lun Bawang, Melanau, Rejang

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 11.08.21. Last modified: 16.08.21


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