Musi language

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Musi
Baso Palembang
Native to Sumatra, Indonesia
Region Palembang
Native speakers
3.1 million  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mui
Glottolog musi1241[2]

Musi, also known as Palembang and Sekayu, is a Malay language spoken by about 3 million residents of the Palembang metropolitan area (the capital of South Sumatra, Indonesia) and the surrounding area. In recent times, the Palembang language has become a lingua franca in South Sumatra province, although South Sumatra also has other regional languages and dialects. Palembang is highly influenced by Javanese, because the first speakers came from Demak, Central Java in the 18th century.

Comparison with Standard Malay[edit]

Palembang Standard Malay / Indonesian English
apo apa what
dio dia she
mato mata eye
kecik kecil small
besak besar big
ambik ambil take
telok telur egg
ikok ekor tail
anget hangat warm
lengen lengan arm
ngenjuk hunjuk / unjuk give
idak tidak no
ari hari day
jiron jiran neighbor

Words similar with Javanese[edit]

Palembang Javanese Standard Malay / Indonesian English
wong wong orang people
melok melu ikut follow
dewek dhewe sendiri alone
lawang lawang pintu door
lanang lanang lelaki male
selawe selawe dua puluh lima twenty five
jero jero dalam inside
iwak iwak ikan fish
banyu banyu air water
dulur dulur saudara siblings, relatives
metu metu keluar go out
abang abang merah red

Original words (unknown source)[edit]

Palembang Standard Malay / Indonesian English
pacak bisa, boleh can
pecak, cak macam, seperti looks like
galak mahu, mau want to
parak dekat near, close
katek tidak ada none, nothing
kagek nanti later
kanji genit vain
tujah tikam stab someone
singit sembunyi hide
alep cantik beautiful
baseng terserah up to you
goco pukul hit
terajang hantam hit hardly
campak jatuh fall
lokak peluang opportunity

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Musi (Malay)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.