Ethnic population: 42,400 (2008 JHEOA).
Peninsular, Northwest Pahang and south Perak states, north Selangor State.
3 (Wider communication).The lingua franca of the Malaysian Aslian military armed forces unit (Bradley 2007).
Betau, Bidor, Bil, Cameron (Cameron Highlands), Gopeng, Jelai, Lipis, Parit, Perak I, Perak II, Tanjung Malim, Tapah (Jalan Pahang), Telom, Ulu Kampar (Kampar). Some dialects not mutually intelligible (2006 T. Phillips).
Latin script [Latn].
‘Sakai’, slave. ‘Sengoi’, people, in Semai. West Semai more acculturated to Malay society than east Semai.