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is a form of Malay spoken in the Malaysian states of Kedah
Kedah is a state of Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The state covers a total area of over 9,000 km², and it consists of the mainland and Langkawi. The mainland has a relatively flat terrain, which is used to grow rice...
Penang is a state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. It is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the south. Penang is the second smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis, and the...
Perak , one of the 13 states of Malaysia, is the second largest state in the Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Yala Province of Thailand to the north, Penang to the northwest, Kelantan and Pahang to the east, Selangor the Strait of Malacca to the south and west.Perak means silver in Malay...
, and Perlis
Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. It lies at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has Satun and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand on its northern border. It is bordered by the state of Kedah to the south...
. It is also spoken in Thailand
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's southern province of Satun
Satun is a town in southern Thailand, capital of the Satun Province. It covers the whole tambon Phiman of Mueang Satun district. As of 2005 it has a population of 21,498....
, where it is called "Satun Malay".
Speakers in Trang
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are most heavily influenced by Thai language http://books.google.co.uk/books?lr=&q=%22as+they+often+do%2C+their+dialect+is%22&btnG=Search+Books
The total speaker of this Malay dialect is more 4 millions (about 3.1 million are mothertongue speaker and the rest used as second language). Beside those mentioned states and province, this dialect is also spoken in southern Burma and a place in northern Sumatra
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. The local peoples refer to this language as loghat utara
(North's dialect-by Malaysian) and pelet Kedah
(Kedah's dialect-by Kedahan).
Kedahan Malay dialect can be divided into several subdialects, namely Kedah Persisiran (standard),Baling or Kedah Hulu, Kedah Utara, Perlis-Langkawi, Penang and some others (outside Malaysia).
Some word examples of Kedahan Malay:
| Kedahan Malay (Standard Subdialect)
|| Standard Malay (Malaysia)
|| Kamu, Engkau
|| You (singular)
|| Saya, Kamu
|| I, You (singular)
|| They, Them
|| You (plural)
| Sepa (only used in certain areas)
|| We, Us
|| Datang, Mari
| Awat, Pasepa
|| Sebentar, Sekejap
|| Moment (to wait)
|| Bila, Apabila
|| Degil, Keras Kepala
| Jom (widely used in Malaysian Malay)
|| Ayuh, Mari
|| Let's Go
| Kot (widely used in Malaysian Malay)
|| Mungkin, Barangkali
|| Maybe, Probably
|| Basikal (also used by Kedahan Malay that reside in urban area)
| Loq Laq
|| Tak senonoh
|| Gigit kecil
Kedahan Malay is one of the largest Malay subethnic group. They are among the earliest settler in Malay Peninsular. This group comprised at least 15% of the total ethnic Malay population.- History :...
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