Mah Meri language

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Mah Meri
Besisi, Betise’
Native toMalaysia
RegionMalay Peninsula
EthnicityMah Meri
Native speakers
2,990 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mhe

Mah Meri, sometimes also known as Besisi or Betise’, is an Austroasiatic language spoken in the Malay Peninsula. It belongs to the Southern Aslian branch of the Aslian languages. It is the only remaining Aslian language spoken in a coastal area. A dictionary of the Mah Meri language has been compiled by Nicole Kruspe.


  1. ^ Mah Meri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Besisi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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