Moken is an Austronesian language spoken in southern Thailand and in the Mergui Archipelago of southern Burma. It is closely related to but distinct from Moklen. Dialects. From north to south the known Moken dialects are: Dung (635 speakers) Jait (331 speakers) Lebi, L'be (980 speakers) Niawi; Jadiak
The Moken identify in a common culture, there are 1500 men and 1500 women and speak the Moken language, a distinct Austronesian language. Attempts by both Burma and Thailand to assimilate the Moken into the wider regional culture have met with very limited success.
The Moklenic or Moken–Moklen languages consist of a pair of two closely related but distinct languages, namely Moken and Moklen.Larish (1999) establishes the two languages as forming two distinct subgroups of a larger Moken–Moklen branch.
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Moklen is an Austronesian language spoken on the western coast of southern Thailand. It is related to but distinct from the Moken language of Myanmar and southern Thailand. Unlike Moken, it is not spoken in Myanmar. Dialects. Larish (2005) lists three main Moklen areas in Thailand. Moklen is spoken mostly, but not exclusively, in Phang Nga ...
The Moken do not have a written language and their history is passed down orally through folklore from generation to generation. Family connections are strong and dependable. Furthermore, the Moken language has no native words for individual possession which is reflected in a culture of sharing and giving.
Most of the 2,000 to 3,000 Moken live a semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle heavily based on the sea, though this is increasingly under threat. The Moken identify in a common culture, and speak the Moken language, a distinct Austronesian language. Attempts by both Burma and Thailand to assimilate the Moken into the wider regional culture ...
Moken (còn gọi là Mawken hay Morgan, tiếng Myanmar: ဆလုံ လူမျိုး, tiếng Thái Lan: ชาวเล chao le, nghĩa là "người biển") là một dân tộc ít người sống ở vùng quần đảo Mergui, một nhóm gồm khoảng 800 hòn đảo ở biển Andaman phía tây eo đất Kra, thuộc chủ quyền của Myanmar và Thái Lan.
En ung Moken-pige Mokenfolket (også Mawken eller Morgan ; burmesisk : ဆလုံ လူမျိုး; thai : ชาวเล) er et austronesisk folk fra Mergui-øgruppen , en gruppe af omkring 800 øer, som både gøres krav på af Myanmar og Thailand .
Proto-Austronesian is a verb-initial language (including VSO and VOS word orders), as most Formosan languages, all Philippine languages, some Bornean languages, all Austronesian dialects of Madagascar, and all Polynesian languages are verb-initial.