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Mintil language

Native toMalaysia
Native speakers
180 (2005)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mzt

Mintil (alternatively Batek Tanum or Tanɨm) is a possibly extinct aboriginal Mon–Khmer language of Malaya. In the late 1960s, Geoffrey Benjamin had come across speakers of Mintil among patients of an Orang Asli hospital at Ulu Gombak, just outside Kuala Lumpur (Benjamin 2012).[3]

See also


  1. ^ Mintil at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mintil". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Benjamin, Geoffrey. 2012. ‘The Aslian languages of Malaysia and Thailand: an assessment.’ In: Peter K. Austin & Stuart McGill (eds), Language Documentation and Description, Volume 11. London: Endangered Languages Project, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), pp.136–230. <>