Mah Meri

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Besisi, Cellate
Population

2,990 (2003 COAC). Ethnic population: 3,680 (2008 JHEOA).

Location

Peninsular, Islands in straits south of Johor to Selangor coast.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Betise’ (Betisek), Kuala Langot Besisi, Malakka Besisi, Selangor Sakai, Sisi, Ulu Langat Orang Bukit.

Language Use

One dialect became extinct late 19th century, others have become extinct. Also use Local Malay [zlm] (Bradley 2007).

Language Development
NT: 1933.