Jambi Malay

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Jambi language
Baso Jambi
Native toIndonesia
RegionJambi Province
EthnicityJambian, Batin etc.
Native speakers
1 million (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3jax

Jambi (Jambi Malay: Baso Jambi, Indonesian: Bahasa Jambi ) is a Malayic 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 language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  • 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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