Bangka Malay
Bahasa Bangka
Native toIndonesia
RegionSumatra
Native speakers
340,000 (2000 census)[1]
DialectsMentok
Belinyu
Sungailiat
Koba
Toboali
Lom
Language codes
ISO 639-3mfb
Glottologbang1365
ELPBangka

Bangka or Bangka Malay, is a Malayic language spoken in Indonesia, specifically on the Island of Bangka in the Bangka Belitung Islands of Sumatra.[2] There are several dialects of Bangka Malay, including Mentok, Belinyu, Sungailiat, Koba, Toboali and Lom (Belom, Mapor). The Lom community has lived separately from mainstream Malay and is known for refusing Islam. Bangka Malay has a distinct vocabulary, grammar and phonology from other Malay languages.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Bangka Malay at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Indonesiatraveling.com". Archived from the original on 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2010-09-14.