Malay, Pattani

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Jawi, Jawi-Malay, Yawi, oré Jawi
Autonym
ภาษายาวี‎ (Baso Jawi)
Population

1,000,000 (2006 Mahidol University).

Location

Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala provinces; Songkhla province: Saba Yoi and Thepha districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Different from Kedah Malay [meo] and Standard Malay [zsm]. Also different from Patani [ptn]. A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa].

Language Use

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].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools, but only in some pilot schools. Literature. Dictionary. NT: 1981.
Writing

Arabic script, Naskh variant [Arab]. Thai script [Thai].

Other Comments

Preferable ethnonym: Jawi or Jawi-Malay. Ethnic autonym: oré Jawi. Muslim.

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