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Welcome to the Kelabit Portal. This portal is specifically designed to preserve the Kelabit language especially through the sharing of Kelabit’s traditional stories, recipes and cultural practices.

The Kelabit speak their own language, which is called “Kelabit “. Today, many have learned to speak English and Malay languages. Unfortunately, this has affected the usage of Kelabit language very badly. It is decreasingly used particularly by the younger generations. The Kelabit did not have a written form of their language until education was introduced on the highlands about 40 years ago. A recent effort was taken to document the language in a dictionary, partly to preserve the language .