The Iban language is spoken by the Iban people of Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei. It is also known as Sea Dayak and Coastal Kadazan. The Iban language is part of the Austronesian family of languages. The Iban language is written using the Latin alphabet. There are three dialects of Iban, which are Saribas, Skrang, and Batang Ai. The Saribas dialect is the most widely spoken. Iban is a tonal language, which means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the voice. For example, the word for 'sun' can mean 'day' if spoken with a high pitch, or 'night' if spoken with a low pitch. Iban is a mainly oral language, but there is a growing body of literature in Iban, including folktales, poetry, and Christian scriptures. The Iban people have a rich oral tradition, and many of their stories and poems have been passed down through the generations. Iban is an important language in Sarawak, and is used in education, government, and the media. It is also spoken by the Iban diaspora in other parts of Malaysia, as well as in Brunei, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Language group

Western Malayo-Polynesian languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Iban, Malaysia, Latin
Iban, Latin