Languages

Malay

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Introduction

Malay is a language of Malaysia. It is spoken in Widespread in Peninsular Malaysia, parts of Sarawak. Also in Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, United Arab Emirates, United States. .

Dialects

Akit, Belitung, coastal Jambi, Coastal Terengganu, Deli, Inland Terengganu, Jugra-Muar-Melaka-Johor, Kelantan, Lubu, Northwestern Kalimantan, Orang Hulu, Orang Kuala, Pahang, Riau islands, Riau Mainland, Sakai, Sarawak (Sarawak Malay), Southeast Island, Southwestern Coastal Kalimantan, Tamiang, Upstream Western Kalimantan. Kedah Malay (See: Malay, Kedah?), Negeri Sembilan Malay (See: Negeri Sembilan Malay?), Jakun (See: Jakun?), Orang Kanaq (See: Orang Kanaq?), Orang Seletar (See: Orang Seletar?), Temuan (See: Temuan?), Sabah Malay (See: Malay, Sabah?), and Brunei (See: Brunei), are so closely related that they may one day be included as dialects of Malay (See: Malay). Coastal Terengganu, inland Terengganu, Kelantan most aberrant but evidently mutually intelligible with Patani (See: Patani?).

The Malay Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitegigit
to blowhembus
to breathebenapas
to burntebakar
to buybeli
to chewngunyah
to choosemilih
to climbmanjat
to comedatang
to cookmasak
to countngitung
to crynagis
to cut, hackpotong
to die, be deadmati
to diggali
to dreammimpi
to drinkminum
to eatmakan
to falljatuh
to feartakut
to flowngalir
to flyterbang
to growtumbuh
to hearndenger
to hidesembunyi
to hitpukul
to holdgenggam
to huntbeburu
to killmembunuh
to know, be knowledgeabletau
to laughtetawo
to lie downbeguling
to live, be aliveidup
to open, uncoverbuka
to plantnanam
to pound, beatnumbuk
to sayngomong
to scratchgaruk
to seengeliat
to sewmenjait
to shootnembak
to sitduduk
to sleeptiduk
to sniff, smellisap
to spittusuk
to splitmembagi
to squeezeperes
to stab, piercenujah
to standbediri
to stealmencuri
to suckisap
to swellngembang
to swimberenang
to thinkbepikir
to throwlempar
to tie up, fastenikat
to turnbelok
to walkbejalan
to vomitmuntah
to workbegawe
to yawnnguap

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