340,000 (2000 census). 50 or less speakers of the Lom dialect (Wurm 2007).
Sumatra, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, widespread, 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.