Southern Aslian languages

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Southern Aslian
Malay Peninsula
Linguistic classificationAustroasiatic

The Southern Aslian languages are a sub-branch of the Aslian branch of the Austroasiatic language family. They have also been referred to as the Semelaic languages, but this label is no longer used. The four languages that make up the branch are:

Semelai, Semaq Beri, Mah Meri (Betise’), and Temoq .[1][2]

These languages are spoken by no more than 10,000 speakers in total. The languages are considered endangered due to social disruption in the area and the dominance of Malay.[1]


  1. ^ a b Aslian Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine Sidwell, Paul; Australian National University; April 2006; Accessed 31 January 2007
  2. ^ George “van” Driem (2001). Handbuch Der Orientalistik. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 90-04-10390-2.

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