Orang Kanaq language

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Orang Kanaq
Pronunciation [ˈoraŋ ˈkanaʔ]
Native to Malaysia
Native speakers
80 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 orn
Glottolog oran1258[2]

Orang Kanaq language is one of the Aboriginal Malay languages and it is grouped under the Austonesian Language family.[3] It is spoken by the Orang Kanaq, which is one of the 19 Orang Asli groups living in Peninsular Malaysia.

Orang Kanaq is a variant of Malay which is distinct from the dialects spoken by ethnic Malays living near them.[4] All members of the Orang Kanaq tribe are able to understand the language. However, the language's lexicon has been largely influenced by the Malay language.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b http://psasir.upm.edu.my/6750/1/UKM_2007_4(1-24).pdf
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Orang Kanaq". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ http://www.sorosoro.org/en/austronesian-languages
  4. ^ http://www.kitlv-journals.nl/index.php/btlv/article/viewFile/2923/3684

Further reading[edit]

  • bin Abdul, Omar, 1978. The Orang Kanaq of southeastern Johor: a preliminary ethnography (No. 7). Social Anthropology Section, School of Comparative Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • bin Abdul, Omar. 1985. "The Diversified Economy of the Orang Kanaq of Southeastern Johor, Malaysia." Contributions to Southeast Asian Ethnography 4: 31–74.