340,000 (2000 census). 50 or less speakers of the Lom dialect (Wurm 2007).
Sumatra, Bangka-Belitung Province, Bangka island.
Capital City Urban Bangka, Central Bangka, Lom (Belom, Mapor), North Bangka, Port Urban Bangka, South Bangka. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].
Lom dialect seriously endangered or moribund (2000 S. Wurm).
A network of dialects with distinct lexical, phonological, and grammatical innovations set Bangka apart from other Malay speech varieties. Muslim, traditional religion.