340,000 (2000 census). 50 or less speakers of the Lom dialect (Wurm 2007).
Sumatra, Kepulauan Bangka Belitung Province, widespread, Bangka island.
North Bangka, South Bangka, Lom (Belom, Mapor), Central Bangka, Capital City Urban Bangka, Port Urban 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.