Moklen

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Chau Pok
Population

1,500 (1984 D. Hogan), decreasing. Ethnic population: 4,000 (2000 D. Bradley).

Location

Phangnga and Phuket provinces: west coast.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Moken [mwt].

Typology

SVO; noun head initial; 2 general classifiers; 20 consonants, 16 vowels (long and short vowels) and 8 diphthongs; tonal; stress on the final syllable; inclusive/exclusive pronouns; verb serialization.

Language Use

Most also use Southern Thai [sou]. Also use Thai [tha], except some adults.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 50% in Thai [tha]. Grammar.
Writing

Thai script [Thai].

Other Comments

Heavy Thai and Mon-Khmer influence. Traditional religion, Muslim.

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