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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
A population of around 600 people speak a dialect of Malay (Cocos Malay) as their first language. Students are engaged in learning English. English is the de facto language of communication in government. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos (Keeling) Islands," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>
 
A population of around 600 people speak a dialect of Malay (Cocos Malay) as their first language. Students are engaged in learning English. English is the de facto language of communication in government. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos (Keeling) Islands," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>
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'''Cocos Malay''' is a post-creolized variety of Malay, spoken by the Cocos Malays of Home Island, Christmas Island, and those originally from the Cocos Islands. It is an oral language. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Cocos%20Malay%20is%20a%20post-creolized%20variety%20of,and%20those%20originally%20from%20the%20Cocos%20Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>
  
 
==Word List(s)==
 
==Word List(s)==
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{| class="wikitable"
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!English
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!Cocos Malay
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|-
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|Hi
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|Hai
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|-
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|Good morning
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|Selamat pagi
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|-
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|Good afternoon
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|Selamat siang
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|-
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|Good evening/night
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|Selamat malam
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|-
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|See you later
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|Jumpa lagi
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|-
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|Goodbye
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|Selamat tinggal / jalan
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|-
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|Goodnight
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|Selamat tidur
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|-
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|Thank you
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|Terima kasih
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|-
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|How are you?
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|Apa kabar?
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|-
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|I'm fine
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|Baik
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|}
  
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==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
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==='''Vowels<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Vowels, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''=== 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! !!'''Front'''!!'''Central'''!!'''Back'''
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|-
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|'''High'''||i|| ||u
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|-
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|'''Mid'''||e||ə||o
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|-
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|'''Low'''|| ||a||
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|-
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|}
  
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
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==='''Consonants<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Consonants," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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! ||Bilabial||Dental||Alveolar||Post-<br>alveolar]]||Palatal||Velar||Uvular||Glottal
  
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|-
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!Plosive & <br> affricate
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|p &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; b||t̪ &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; d||tʃ &nbsp; &nbsp; dʒ|| ||k  &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; g|| ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (ʔ)
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|-
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!Nasal
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; m|| ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n|| ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ɲ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ŋ|| ||
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|-
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!Fricative
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| || ||s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|| || || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ʁ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (h)<sup>2</sup>
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|-
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!Approximant
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; w|| || || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; j|| || ||
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|-
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!Lateral<br>approximant
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| || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; l|| || || || ||
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|}
  
 
==Language Aids and Dictionaries==
 
==Language Aids and Dictionaries==
  
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'''Dictionaries'''<br>
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*Telecentre Association, '''''Bahasa Pulu Cocos : a dictionary of language from Cocos (Keeling) Islands''''', Cocos Keeling IslandsTelecentre Association, 2008 - [https://www.worldcat.org/title/bahasa-pulu-cocos-a-dictionary-of-language-from-cocos-keeling-islands/oclc/269557590&referer=brief_results Available at WorldCat]
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'''Online Dictionaries'''
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*[https://en.glosbe.com/en/coa English-Cocos Islands Malay (Glosbe)]
  
 
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==
 
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*[https://www.cocoskeelingislands.com.au/culture-and-language Culture and Language of Cocos (Keeling) Islands]
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*[https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11399/CK Cocos Islands]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
  
 
[[Category:Cocos (Keeling) Islands]]
 
[[Category:Cocos (Keeling) Islands]]
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Latest revision as of 16:46, 9 June 2021

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Description[edit | edit source]

A population of around 600 people speak a dialect of Malay (Cocos Malay) as their first language. Students are engaged in learning English. English is the de facto language of communication in government. [1]

Cocos Malay is a post-creolized variety of Malay, spoken by the Cocos Malays of Home Island, Christmas Island, and those originally from the Cocos Islands. It is an oral language. [2]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

English Cocos Malay
Hi Hai
Good morning Selamat pagi
Good afternoon Selamat siang
Good evening/night Selamat malam
See you later Jumpa lagi
Goodbye Selamat tinggal / jalan
Goodnight Selamat tidur
Thank you Terima kasih
How are you? Apa kabar?
I'm fine Baik

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Vowels[3][edit | edit source]

Front Central Back
High i u
Mid e ə o
Low a

Consonants[4][edit | edit source]

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Post-
alveolar]]
Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Plosive &
affricate
p       b t̪               d tʃ     dʒ k       g       (ʔ)
Nasal         m         n       ɲ         ŋ
Fricative s               ʁ       (h)2
Approximant         w       j
Lateral
approximant
      l

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Dictionaries

  • Telecentre Association, Bahasa Pulu Cocos : a dictionary of language from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cocos Keeling IslandsTelecentre Association, 2008 - Available at WorldCat

Online Dictionaries

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos (Keeling) Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Cocos%20Malay%20is%20a%20post-creolized%20variety%20of,and%20those%20originally%20from%20the%20Cocos%20Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Vowels, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Consonants," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.