Mos language

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Mos Tean-ean
Native to Malaysia, Thailand
Ethnicity 300 (2000)
Native speakers
200  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tnz

Mos, or Tonga, is an aboriginal Mon–Khmer language of Malaya and Thailand. It also goes by the name Mos in Thailand, which it shares with Kensiu in Thailand, and Mos Tean-ean.

According to Benjamin (2011), Maniq (Məniʔ, Maniʔ) can refer to the following three or more speech varieties.

  • Tonga' (Toŋaʔ)
  • Mos (Mɔs)
  • Teanean (Ten'en, Tɛnʔɛn, Tean-ean)

This is another name shared with Kensiu.


  1. ^ Tonga at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  • Benjamin, Geoffrey. 2011. The current situation of the Aslian languages. m.s.