Victor speaking Bahau

Bahau is one of the Austronesian languages from the island of Borneo; specifically, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The language of the Kayan people, Bahau is also called Kajan. A Malayo-Polynesian language, it's related to Modang, Segai, and the Punan languages. This video of Victor Belareq speaking Bahau was recorded by DeAndre A. Espree-Conaway in Indonesia, an archipelago nation of Southeast Asia. Bahau is a Kayanic language with about 19,000 native speakers; the Kayanic languages are a subdivision of the Austronesian language family. These languages are spoken primarily in Borneo by the Kayan, Punan, and other related Indigenous peoples. Bahau is unique insomuch as it is a part of the Kayan dialect group, which is normally affiliated with the Kayan or Kajan people, but it is still not ethnically Kayan. Bahau is an under-resourced language. If you have any materials, please send them to This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. To download a copy, please contact