Retired in ISO 639-3: Merge into Mainstream Kenyah [xkl]
Excerpt from change request document:
The name Kenyah, Kelinyau, was proposed by Wurm and Hattori (1981) mainly based on what Soriente (2005:19) calls "superficial analysis focusing on geographic and administrative boundaries". Using the means of comparative linguistics methodology, it is possible to clarify the variations the Kenyah group. By investigating the shared innovation among the various Kenyah group, Soriente (2005) proposes that the names above- mentioned be used to incorporate all the other variants of another subgroup of Kenyah which further divided into four minor categories (which for the sake of simplicity here will be only referred to as "group 1-4". Group 1 language incorporates dialects of Lepo Tau, Lepo Bem, Uma Jalan, Uma Tukung, Lepo Jengan, Lepo Aga, Uma Ake, Lepo Ga, Lepo La'ang, Sambup and Likan. Group 2 language incorporates the dialect of Lepo Ke', and Lepo Kuda. Group 3 language incorporates dialect of Lepo Ma'ut, Lepo Ndang, Badeng, and Lepo Jamok. Group 4 language incorporate dialects of Bakung and Lepo Teppu'