Bookkeeping: Kayu Agung

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3: Merge into Komering [kge]

  • Change request: 2007-195
  • ISO 639-3: vky
  • Name: Kayu Agung
  • Reason: merge
  • Effective: 2008-01-14

Excerpt from change request document:

There are various lects belonging to the closely-related Lampung(ic) language family scattered throughout the Sumatran provinces of Lampung and South Sumatra. The term "Lampung" applies to the whole family (or the province); however the language family (formerly consisting of 9 Ethnologue entries) is best conceived as consisting of three closely-related languages: Lampung Api, Lampung Nyo and Komering (see Hanawalt et al. forthcoming for more details). The northernmost area of this family follows the Komering river. Phonologically it is quite similar to Lampung Api but in terms of lexicon and ethnolinguistic identity (as well as exposure which leads to familiarity) it is quite distinct. The Komering area furthest downstream is the city of Kayu Agung. There are not one but two speech varieties in Kayu Agung, one just called "Kayu Agung" and one called "Kayu Agung Asli" or "native Kayu Agung". The latter consists of one village within the city. Oral tradition has it that the numerically dominant "Kayu Agung" is actually from somewhere in Lampung, and there are well-known but minor differences between the two in terms of lexicon and phonology, with no disruption of intelligibility. The two lects also share a high degree of linguistic coherence and intelligibility with Komering varieties further upstream and should not be termed different languages.

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