Jahai language

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Native to Malaysia
Ethnicity 1,800 (2003)
Native speakers
1,000  (2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jhi
Glottolog jeha1242[2]

Jahai (Jehai) is an aboriginal Mon–Khmer language spoken by the Jahai tribe living in Taman Negeri Diraja Belum of Perak, Malaya. The small number of speakers is increasing.


  1. ^ Jahai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Jehai". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Burenhult, N. (2005). A grammar of Jahai. Pacific linguistics, 566. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. ISBN 0-85883-554-1