This is a thread for Aslian languages, a group of Austroasiatic languages spoken in Malaysia. I have nothing to write right now, but hopefully I will post something later) It's more of a wanderlust for me, because I decided to focus on Austronesian languages this year) I know that Vijay has something to say about any language in the world, so I will just wait for him to post something here
They are quite diverse and not always classified in a consistent way (perhaps because "asli" simply means "native" or "original" in Malay). Here are a couple links I had saved, although none of them have much info:
Linguaphile wrote:(perhaps because "asli" simply means "native" or "original" in Malay)
Looks like a loan word from the Arabic اصلي "original".
It is! The issue is that "Aslian" means a subgroup of Mon-Khmer languages, but it also simply means "indigenous" language, so sometimes the same term is used a broader sense to include languages that don't fit into that linguistic subgroup.