Melanau is a member of the North Bornean branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 113,280 people, mainly in the Mukah division of Central Sarawak in Malaysia, and also in the Kuala Belait town area of Brunei.
Melanau is also known as Belana'u, Milanau or Milano. Dialects include Mukah-Oya, Balingian, Bruit, Dalat, Igan, Sarikei, Segahan, Prehan, Segalang and Siteng.
Details of the Melanau alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel (PDF)
Puji Maria peno bahada Allah Taala jegum kaau, penerkat kaau kuman segala amaho, jegum benerkat Anek no Jesus.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
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