Information from: “East and Southeast Asia” (349-424) . David Bradley (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
40 percent certain, based on the evidence available
About 7,500 group members, two-thirds in Indonesia and one third in Malaysia.
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
MORE ON VITALITY
The language is currently being absorbed into local Malay.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
In Malaysia, included in the category Orang Asli ‘aboriginal people’, along with all the groups who speak or formerly spoke various Austroasiatic languages. The Duano are also categorised as Orang Laut ‘sea people’ or migratory fishermen, which includes other AN groups further north, such as the Urak Lawoi and Moken/Moklen.
Malaysia and Indonesia
Malaysia: southern peninsular, coast between Johor Baru and Batu Pahat; Indonesia: islands east of northern Sumatra in the Straits of Malacca.
Information from: “LL-MAP (Language and Location: A Map Accessibility Project)” . Anthony Aristar and Helen Aristar-Dry and Yichun Xie (2012)
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"15,000 in Indonesia (2006 SIL)." Data for the ethnic population comes from Seidlitz.