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Urak Lawoi' language

Urak Lawoi’
Native toThailand
RegionPhuket, Langta islands
EthnicityUrak Lawoi’
Native speakers
5,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3urk

Urak Lawoi’ is an Aboriginal Malay language of southern Thailand.

The Orang (Suku) Laut who live between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula speak divergent Malayic lects, which bear some intriguing connections to various Sumatran Malay varieties.[3]


  1. ^ Urak Lawoi’ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Urak Lawoi'". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Anderbeck, Karl (2012). "Notes on Malayic Suku Laut dialectology". ISMIL 16 conference presentation.