|Region||Bengkulu Province, Sumatra|
|1.6 million (2000 census)|
Bengkulu or Central Malay, is a Malayan language spoken on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, around the city of Bengkulu. It is more closely related to other Malay variants in Sumatra such as Col, Jambi Malay and Palembang Malay as well Minangkabau spoken in neighbouring West Sumatra than to Rejangese language, which is also spoken in the province.
|Stops||p p - b b||t t - d d||tɕ c - dʑ j||k k - ɡ g||ʔ k (coda)|
|Nasals||m m||n n||ɲ ny, n (before c/j)||ŋ ng|
|Fricatives||f f - v v||s s - z z||ɕ si/sy||h h|
|Semi-vowel||j y/i||w w/u|
Letter F, SY, V and Z are used in loanwords of Indonesian.
|Close||i i||u u|
|Middle||ɛ e/é||ə e||ɔ o|
This language diphthongs are ai, au, oi, ia and ua (where "ia" and "ua" used in loanwords).
|Bengkulu language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator|
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