Jambi Malay

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Jambi Malay
Baso Jambi
Region Jambi Province
Ethnicity Jambi Malays, Batin etc.
Native speakers
1 million (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jax
Glottolog jamb1236[2]

Jambi Malay (Jambi Malay: Baso Jambi, Indonesian: Bahasa Jambi or Bahasa Melayu Jambi) is a Malayan language spoken in Jambi province, Indonesia. It is closely related to Palembang Malay in neighbouring South Sumatra and Bengkulu Malay in Bengkulu Province.


  1. ^ Jambi Malay at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Jambi Malay". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Yanti; Tadmor, Uri; Cole, Peter; Hermon, Gabriella. 2015. Critò Kitò: A collection of Jambi stories in the Seberang Dialect. Jakarta: Masyarakat Linguistik Indonesia [Indonesian Linguistic Society]. ISBN 978-602-17161-3-7 [Includes word list.]

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