Temuan language

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Native to Malaysia
Region central and southern Peninsular Malaysia
Ethnicity Temuan
Native speakers
23,000  (2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tmw
Glottolog temu1239[2]

The Temuan language (Benua, bual Mutan, Niap, Malay: bahasa Temuan) is an Austronesian language spoken by the Temuan people, one of the Orang Asli or indigenous peoples of Peninsular Malaysia in the states of Selangor, Pahang, Johor, and Negeri Sembilan. It has a degree of mutual intelligibility with the Malay language.


  1. ^ Temuan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Temuan". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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