Search Kadazandusun Kadazandusun is spoken in the state of Sabah in the north of Borneo in Malaysia by about , people. It is a member of the North Bornean branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. Kadazandusun refers to the form of language standardised by the Kadazandusun Cultural Association of Sabah, which is based on the Bundu-liwan dialect spoken in Bundu and Liwan. This dialect is more or less mutally intelligible with other Dusun Boros Dusun and Kadazan dialects. During the 20th century there has been a language shift from Kadazandusun to Malay, and the authorities in Sabah have introduced policies which aim to slow this.

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Linundus Kinabalu Listing matters of interest pertaining to the Natives of The Land Below The Wind - Sabah - and their traditions, cultures and heritage, and any other matters of public interest. If you have anything interesting subject to share with, please drop a line at sjdisimon gmail. As we are all aware, Dictionary is a book of reference and a source of information to the readers and end users. And if we allow this glaring mistake to remain uncorrected it would be taken at face value as the truth.

My proposal to correct the anomaly was met with objection from two Kadazan people. As a fellow Kadazan, I felt dishonoured when he denied his own racial identity. I totally disagreed with his conjecture in this respect.

The important thing is that we are one people; in our great desire to unite people in Colonial days some of us went to extremes and tried to force others to accept one name, Kadazan.

We may think this is absurd but it will disappear eventually if we leave it unchecked. How can we be so irresponsible as to delete the very existence of our own ethnic races? In no way will I allow my Kadazan race be erased or deleted. It is my ethnic identity and I am proud to be identified as such.

It would be interesting to know how the Dusun community feels about their ethnic race being erased. Are they prepared to loose their own identity? By right, we should all be defending and preserving our own identities and should not be easily influenced by people who may have their own personal agendas to suit their ends. If this is not corrected now then the Kadazans and Dusuns will eventually loose their identities.

These two indigenous ethnic races are endangered of being wiped out from the face of the earth! On the same token the tag line for Hakka, Hokkien, Cantonese, etc, is Chinese and not as an ethnic race.

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English Kadazan Dusun Dictionary online

Kadazan, Dusun om Kadazandusun. I wouldnt be surprised that one day the PTI will be the Kadazandusun once they have their paperwork sorted out Help us develope Glosbe dictionaries and see how yours knowledge helps people around the globe. English Kadazan Dusun Dictionary online Jot down every Kadazan words that come to mind wherever you are, anywhere and everywhere. Be strong my fellow Kadazan and Dusun, we are all Sabahans and we should fight for what we have long been deprived of. Dont ever agree to be called a Kadazandusun or even KadazanDusun. Herman Luping should be ashamed of himself for writing the book Kadazandusun and making a monkey or a Gobuk out of kadazzandusun of us, the Dusuns and the Kadazans. The late Tun Fuad has learned his lesson that nobody can go to the extreme.



An account of this fact was written by the first census made by the North Borneo Company in Sabah, Administratively, all Kadazans were categorized as Dusuns. When the Federation of Malaysia was formed in , administratively all Dusuns were referred to as Kadazans which sparked opposition from both Kadazan and Dusun sides who wanted the ethnicity term to be officialized and administrate separately. This action only worsened the conflict by developing the "Kadazan or Dusun identity crisis" into "Kadazan versus Dusun feud". It was also a largely successful and a precursor to the fall of the ruling political state party Parti Bersatu Sabah PBS.

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