Urak Lawoi' language

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Urak Lawoi’
Native to Thailand
Region Phuket, Langta islands
Ethnicity Urak Lawoi’
Native speakers
5,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 urk
Glottolog urak1238[2]

Urak Lawoi’ is an Aboriginal Malay language of southern Thailand.

The Orang (Suku) Laut who live between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula speak divergent Malayic lects, which bear some intriguing connections to various Sumatran Malay varieties.[3]


  1. ^ Urak Lawoi’ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Urak Lawoi'". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Anderbeck, Karl (2012). "Notes on Malayic Suku Laut dialectology". ISMIL 16 conference presentation.