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Moken

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: mwt

Population 7,000 in Myanmar (1993 Johnstone).
Region Mergui Archipelago, Dung, and other islands in south Myanmar. Also spoken in Thailand.
Alternate names   Mawken, Basing, Selung, Selong, Salong, Salon, Chau Ko'
Dialects Dung, Ja-It, L'be. Closest to Moklen. Related to Urak Lawoi.
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayic, Moklen
Language development NT: 2002.
Comments They live primarily on boats, but occasionally settle on islands in the area. SVO. Islands. Tropical forest. Sea level. Fishermen: marine products. Traditional religion, Muslim.

Also spoken in:

Thailand

Language name   Moken
Region West coast of south Thailand, Phuket, Phangnga, Krabi, Ranong.
Alternate names   Mawken, Basing, Selung, Selong, Salong, Salon, Chau Ko'
Dialects Dung, Ja-It, L'be.
Comments They live primarily on boats, but occasionally settle on islands in the area. Fishermen. Traditional religion, Muslim.