Barito River

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Barito River
Kahayan River.jpg
Barito and other rivers in Central and South Kalimantan
Country Indonesia
Physical characteristics
Main source Muller Mountain Range
River mouth Java Sea
0 m (0 ft)
Length 890 km (550 mi)
  • Average rate:
    5,500 m3/s
Basin features
Basin size 100,000 km2 (39,000 sq mi)
Kalimantan is located in Kalimantan
Main mouth to Java Sea
Main mouth to Java Sea
Barito River in Kalimantan
A timber raft on the Barito River with housing for the workers (ca.1905-14)

Barito River, is a 890 kilometres (550 mi) long river with a drainage basin of 100,000 square kilometres (39,000 sq mi), the average discharge of the river is 194,230 cubic feet per second (5,500 m3/s), located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.[1] It originates in the Muller Mountain Range from where it flows southward into the Java Sea, its main affluent is the Martapura River and it passes through the city of Banjarmasin.

This river is the location of the closest language to Malagasy language in Africa, belonging to the Ma'anyan language of Dayaks, from where settlers arrived in Madagascar (presumably in waves) from the 3rd to 10th century and from which the current island nation's population largely traces its origins.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roth; Henry Ling Roth; Hugh Brooke Low (1896). The Natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo. Original from Harvard University: Truslove & Hanson. p. clxi. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Barito River at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 3°22′32″S 114°14′13″E / 3.37556°S 114.23694°E / -3.37556; 114.23694