Orang Seletar language

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Oran Seletar
Native to Malaysia, Singapore
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ors
Glottolog oran1259[2]

Orang Seletar (Slitar) is a language of sea nomads of the south coast of the Malay Peninsula.[3] It is very close to Malay, and may be counted as a dialect of that language.[4] The speaking population is unknown, but is likely in the range of a few thousand.


  1. ^ figure for Malaysia removed in Ethnologue 17; Singapore figure unreliable
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Orang Seletar". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Orang Seletar language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  4. ^ Nicole Kruspe, 2004. A Grammar of Semelai. P. 29.