Orang Kanaq
Pronunciation[ˈoraŋ ˈkanaʔ]
Native toMalaysia
Native speakers
80 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3orn
ELPOrang Kanaq

Orang Kanaq language is one of the Aboriginal Malay languages, grouped under the Austronesian language family.[2] It is spoken by the Orang Kanaq, one of the 19 Orang Asli groups in Peninsular Malaysia.

A variant of Malay, Orang Kanaq is distinct from the dialects spoken by ethnic Malays living near them.[3] All members of the Orang Kanaq tribe understand the language; however, its lexicon has been largely influenced by the Malay language.[1]

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  1. ^ a b (PDF) http://psasir.upm.edu.my/6750/1/UKM_2007_4(1-24).pdf. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Austronesian Language Family". Sorosoro.
  3. ^ Collins, James T. (1989). "Malay Dialect Research in Malysia: The Issue of Perspective". Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 145 (2/3): 235–264. doi:10.1163/22134379-90003253. JSTOR 27864031.

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