Bookkeeping: Krui

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 Lampung Api [ljp]

  • Change request: 2007-142
  • ISO 639-3: krq
  • Name: Krui
  • 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). This proposal gives details regarding the proposed language "Lampung Api". "Api" is a modifier of "Lampung" and refers to this language's distinctive term for 'what?' (as does "Nyo").

Walker (1975) was a lexicostatistical comparison of various Lampungic lects. In the conclusion he delineated a number of dialects, including "Krui", "Pubian", "Southern Pesisir", "Ranau" (subsumed under Krui), and "Sungkai" (subsumed under Pubian). He nowhere stated that these were distinct languages. Hanawalt (forthcoming) and Anderbeck (forthcoming) validate the earlier lexicostatistic division of Lampungic and demonstrate how the various subgroups of Lampung Api (recognized by Walker 1975 as "Lampung Pesisir") cohere lexically, phonologically and in terms of intelligibility and should not be considered distinct languages.

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