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==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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|}
  
 
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
 
==Alphabet and Pronunciation==
 
==='''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>'''===   
 
==='''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>'''===   
{| class="wikitable" style=text-align:center
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! !! '''Front''' !! '''Central''' !! '''Back'''
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! !!'''Front'''!!'''Central'''!!'''Back'''
 
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| '''High''' || i || || u
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|'''High'''||i|| ||u
 
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| '''Mid''' || e || ə || o
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|'''Mid'''||e||ə||o
 
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| '''Low''' || || a ||
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|'''Low'''|| ||a||
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 
<br>
 
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==='''Consonants<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''===
 
==='''Consonants<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos Malay Vowels," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.</ref>'''===
{| class="wikitable" style=text-align:center
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
! || Bilabial || Dental || Alveolar || Post-<br>alveolar]] || Palatal || Velar || Uvular || Glottal  
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! ||Bilabial||Dental||Alveolar||Post-<br>alveolar]]||Palatal||Velar||Uvular||Glottal
  
 
|-
 
|-
! Plosive & <br> affricate
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!Plosive & <br> affricate
| 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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|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)
 
|-
 
|-
! Nasal
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!Nasal
| &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; m || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ɲ || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ŋ || ||  
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; m|| ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; n|| ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ɲ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ŋ|| ||
 
|-
 
|-
! Fricative
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!Fricative
| || || s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; || || || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ʁ || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (h)<sup>2</sup>
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| || ||s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|| || || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ʁ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (h)<sup>2</sup>
 
|-
 
|-
! Approximant
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!Approximant
| &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; w|| || || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; j|| || ||  
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|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; w|| || || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; j|| || ||
 
|-
 
|-
! Lateral<br>approximant
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!Lateral<br>approximant
| || || &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; l || || || || ||
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| || ||&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; l|| || || || ||
 
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'''Dictionaries'''<br>
 
'''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]
 
*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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[[Category:Cocos (Keeling) Islands]]
 
[[Category:Cocos (Keeling) Islands]]
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Revision as of 16:15, 9 June 2021

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Background
Local Research Resources

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. [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]

Language Aids


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 Vowels," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_Malay#:~:text=Consonants, accessed 9 Jun 2021.