Bangka

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A language of Indonesia

Population

340,000 (2000 census). 50 or less speakers of the Lom dialect (Wurm 2007).

Location

Sumatra, Bangka-Belitung Province, Bangka island.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Capital City Urban Bangka, Central Bangka, Lom (Belom, Mapor), North Bangka, Port Urban Bangka, South Bangka. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

Lom dialect seriously endangered or moribund (2000 S. Wurm).

Other Comments

A network of dialects with distinct lexical, phonological, and grammatical innovations set Bangka apart from other Malay speech varieties. Muslim, traditional religion.