Southern Aslian languages

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Southern Aslian
Malay Peninsula
Linguistic classification Austroasiatic
Glottolog seme1246[1]

The Southern Aslian languages are a sub-branch of the Aslian branch of the Austroasiatic language family. They have also been referred to as the Semelaic languages, but this label is no longer used. The four languages that make up the branch are:

Semelai, Semaq Beri, Mah Meri (Betise’), and Temoq .[2][3]

These languages are spoken by no more than 10,000 speakers in total. The languages are considered endangered due to social disruption in the area and the dominance of Malay.[2]


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Semelai–Semaq". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b Aslian Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine Sidwell, Paul; Australian National University; April 2006; Accessed 31 January 2007
  3. ^ George “van” Driem (2001). Handbuch Der Orientalistik. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 90-04-10390-2.

External links

  • Mon–Khmer languages at SEAlang
  • Mon– Lectures by Paul Sidwell
  • RWAAI (Repository and Workspace for Austroasiatic Intangible Heritage)
  •[email protected] Southern Aslian languages in RWAAI Digital Archive

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