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

Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Also use Malay [msa], Temiar [tea] (Bradley 2007a).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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