This week’s new languages are: Banjarese, Bukid, Surigaonon and Bilaspuri.
- Banjarese (Bahasa Banjar) – a Malayic language spoken mainly in Kalimantan in Indonesia.
- Bukid (Binukid) – a North Manobo language family spoken mainly in the Province of Bukidnon in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines
- Surigaonon – a Southern Bisayan language family spoken in the Caraga region in the north of Mindanao island in the Philippines.
- Bilaspuri (बिलासपूरी) – a Western Pahari language spoken in the states of Himalchal Pradesh and Punjab in northern India.
The mystery language in last week’s language quiz was Sandawe (Sàndàwé kì’ìng), a language isolate spoken in the Dodoma Region of central Tanzania..
This week’s Adventure in Etymology looks at the origins of the word mask.
I also made improvements to the Chakma language page.