Batek

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Bateg, Bateq, Batok, Kleb, Nong, Tomo
Population

1,000 (2006 JHEOA), decreasing. Ethnic population: 1,160 (2008 JHEOA).

Location

Peninsular, North Pahang State, Kelantan, and Terengganu.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Batek De’ (Deq), Batek Iga, Batek Nong (Nong), Batek Teq (Teq). Deq and Nong dialects may be separate languages.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. All also use Malay [zlm] and many use Temiar [tea] as lingua franca (Bradley 2007).

Writing
Unwritten.