Negeri Sembilan Malay

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A language of Malaysia

Alternate Names
Malaysian Minangkabau, Ulu Muar Malay
Population

Used as L1 by many inhabitants of Negeri Sembilan State (2011 K. Anderbeck). Ethnic population: 507,500 (2004).

Location

Peninsular, Southeast of Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan State, Ulu Muar district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Related to Minangkabau [min] in Sumatra, but shifting to Malay [zlm].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

People call Minangkabau immigrants, who have come during the last 60 to 80 years, Minang. May be a dialect of Malay [zlm].