Mintil language

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Native to Malaysia
Region Pahang
Native speakers
180 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mzt
Glottolog mint1239[2]

Mintil (alternatively Batek Tanum or Tanɨm) is a possibly extinct aboriginal Mon–Khmer language of Malaya. In the late 1960s, Geoffrey Benjamin had come across speakers of Mintil among patients of an Orang Asli hospital at Ulu Gombak, just outside Kuala Lumpur (Benjamin 2011).[3]


  1. ^ Mintil at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mintil". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Benjamin, Geoffrey. 2011. The current situation of the Aslian languages. m.s.