Cheq Wong
Ceq Wong, Chewong
Native toMalaysia
RegionPeninsula Malaysia
Native speakers
460 (2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cwg
An ethnographic map of the Malay Peninsula showing were the Cheq Wong people live (in green).

Cheq Wong (Ceq Wong, Chewong) is an Austroasiatic language spoken in the Malay Peninsula by the Cheq Wong people. It belongs to the Northern subbranch of the Aslian languages. Northern Aslian was labelled Jehaic in the past.


  1. ^ Cheq Wong at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Further reading

  • Howell, S. (1982). Chewong myths and legends. Kuala Lumpur: Printed for the Council of the M.B.R.A.S. by Art Printing Works.
  • Howell, S. (1984). Society and cosmos: Chewong of peninsular Malaysia. Singapore: Oxford University Press.
  • Kruspe, N. (2009). "Loanwords in Ceq Wong, an Austroasiatic language of Peninsular Malaysia". In: Haspelmath, Martin and Uri Tadmor (eds.). Loanwords in the world’s languages: a comparative handbook of lexical borrowing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. pp. 659-685.
  • Kruspe, N., N. Burenhult & E. Wnuk. (2014). "Northern Aslian". In: P. Sidwell & M. Jenny (eds.). The Handbook of Austroasiatic languages. Brill Publishers. pp. 419-474.