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

Central Bangka, Lom (Belom, Mapor), North Bangka, South Bangka, Urban, Capital City, Urban, Port.

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.