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

Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, and Selangor: coastal areas; islands off the coasts.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

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

Language Use

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

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