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the limit was near the actual coast-line, about long-iooA 20') and 102A 45'. Outlying members of the group have been recorded beyond these limits a Miklucho-Maclay1 heard of Negritos, presumably Semang-speaking ones, though nothing is said on that point, as far north as the mountains of Patalung (probably about lat. 70 35', long. 990 45'), and he also saw two captured boys of that race in the house oi the Raja Muda of Singgora. Again, Warrington Smyth2 states that a small tribe of about four hundred Negritos inhabit the district of Chaiya (lat. gA 20', long-990), but he too says nothing as to their language! on the other hand, Clifford records the presence of a single Semang-speaking family, apparently not of pure Negrito stock, as far south as Sadang (lat. 40 30', long-iooA 53'), and in Pahang, though no specimens of their dialects have been recorded, it is probable that a few Pangans wander at least as far south as this, ^ not farther.3
Throughout almost the whole of its very extended range, the Semang language is curiously uniform 3s compared with the Sakai. This may with much probability be ascribed to the relatively more nomadic life of the Negritos, which leads them over a con-siderable tract of country, keeps up communication among the several clans, and checks the process local differentiation. There is no clear linguistic line of demarcation between Semang and Pangan ; in factA the Semang speech of Central Kedah and the Pangan of Southern Kelantan, though more than 120 mileS
1 J.R.A.S., S.B., No. 1, p. 207. they go as far as Pulau Tawar 0at' He calls Patalung a Madelon.a 30 51', long. 102A 27'), and a p^D'
2 Five years in Siam, vol. ii. pp. 76, ghulu informed Emeric that they wAre 77* to be found on the tributaries of d1?
3 Emeric reports, on the authority Semantan (about lat. 30 30' or 30 4AA of Frost, District Officer, Pekan, that presume); but this awaits confirmation3 Emeric reports, on the authority Semantan (about lat. 30 30' or 30 4A A of Frost, District Officer, Pekan, that presume); but this awaits confirmation