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

6a (Vigorous).

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. Used as a lingua franca by many northern Aslian groups (2007). All also use Local Malay [zlm] (Bradley 2007).

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Seminomadic.