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Malay, Kedah

A language of Malaysia (Peninsular)

ISO 639-3meo

Population  2,600,000 in Malaysia (2004).
Region  Kedah, Penang, Perlis, and (north) Perak states. Also in Thailand.
Language map  Malaysia - Peninsular, reference number 1
Alternate names   Satun Malay
Dialects  Distinct from Pattani Malay [mfa], Standard Malay [zsm].
Classification  Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay
A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa] (Malaysia).
Language use  Also use Central Thai [tha].
Comments  More use Thai [tha] than Pattani Malay. Most outside contacts are with Thai population centers in Songkhla, Phattalung, and Haad Yai; with west coast Malay states of Perlis and Kedah. Culturally Malay.

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Thailand

Language name   Malay, Satun
Region  A few villages near Satun. Isolated.
Language map  Southern Thailand, reference number 48
Alternate names  Kedah Malay
Language use  Also use Central Thai [tha].
Comments  More people in the area speak Thai than Pattani [mfa]. Most outside contacts are with centers of Thai population in Songkhla, Phattalung, and Haad Yai; with west coast Malay states of Perlis and Kedah. Culturally Malay. Muslim.
 
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