L1 users: 1,000,000 (2006 Mahidol University).
Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala provinces; Songkhla province: Saba Yoi and Thepha districts.
Some young people don’t use the full spectrum of Pattani Malay [mfa] vocabulary anymore that their grandparents and parents use. However, young people can undertand Pattani Malay [mfa]. Young people use more Thai [tha] now in their daily life especially in primary school. All ages. Most also use Thai [tha].
Preferable ethnonym: Jawi or Jawi-Malay. Ethnic autonym: oré Jawi. Muslim.