ISO 639-3: meo
||2,600,000 in Malaysia (2004).
||Kedah, Penang, Perlis, and (north) Perak states. Also in Thailand.
Malaysia - Peninsular, reference number 1
||Distinct from Pattani Malay [mfa], Standard Malay [zsm].
||Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay
A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa] (Malaysia).
||Also use Central Thai [tha].
||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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