Malay, Kedah

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Satun Malay
Population

2,600,000 in Malaysia (2004).

Location

Peninsular, Kedah, Perak, Perlis, and Pulau Pinang states.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Pattani Malay [mfa] and Standard Malay [zsm]. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

Also use Thai [tha].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other 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. May be a dialect of Malay [zlm].

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