Temiar

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Northern Sakai, Pie, Seroq, Temer
Population

15,000 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 24,900 (2008 JHEOA).

Location

Peninsular, Perak, Kelantan, and Pahang states.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Used as a lingua franca by many northern Aslian groups (Bradley 2007).

Dialects

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).

Language Use

The most secure Aslian language, but losing domains (Bradley 2007). 100% also use Malay [zlm]. Used as L2 by Batek [btq], Lanoh [lnh], Minriq [mnq], Semai [sea].

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Seminomadic.