15,000 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 24,900 (2008 JHEOA).
Peninsular, Perak, Kelantan, and Pahang states.
Grik, Kenderong, Kenering, Lanoh Kobak, Po-Klo (Sakai Bukit of Temongoh), Sakai of Plus Korbu, Sungai Piah, Tanjong Rambutan, Tembe’ (Tembi), Ulu Kinta (Kinta Sakai).
The most secure Aslian language, but losing domains. Used as a lingua franca by many northern Aslian groups (2007). All also use Local Malay [zlm] (Bradley 2007).