Kensiu

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Kenseu, Kensieu, Kensiw, Mendi, Monik, Moniq, Ngok Pa, Orang Bukit, Orang Liar
Population

Population total all countries: 300. Ethnic population: 220 (2008 JHEOA).

Location

Peninsular, northeast Kedah State, near Thai border. Also in Thailand.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bong, Ijoh (Ijok), Jarum, Jeher (Sakai Tanjong of Temongoh), Kedah (Quedah), Kensiu Batu (Batuq), Kensiu Siong (Siong), Kentaq Nakil (Nakil), Maniq, Plus, Ulu Selama.

Language Use

Numerous other extinct dialects further west (2007). All also use Malay [zlm] (Bradley 2007).

Writing
Latin script. Thai script.

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