Information from: “East and Southeast Asia” (349-424) . David Bradley (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
40 percent certain, based on the evidence available
About 17,000 group members, including over 15,000 living in traditional areas, with three main dialects: northern, southern and northwestern Lanoh Kobak, which is a dialect of Temiar, not of Lanoh.
DOMAINS OF USE
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The language is losing domains, and is potentially endangered although it is the most secure Aslian language.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
other Aslian languages
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Intermarriage with other Aslian groups gives some speakers knowledge of other Aslian languages; however Temiar is used as a lingua franca by many Northern Aslian groups and at a government hospital provided for all Aslian groups; it is also a school language with limited literacy materials. All speakers also speak Malay.
North central highlands, northeast of Ipoh.
Information from: “The World Atlas of Language Structures” . Bernard Comrie and David Gil and Martin Haspelmath and Matthew S. Dryer · Oxford University Press
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
Ethnic population: 25,725 (2003 COAC)
Perak and Kelantan; Pahang
Information from: “World Oral Literature Project” .
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available