Cocos (Keeling) Islands Languages
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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. 
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. 
Alphabet and Pronunciation
Language Aids and Dictionaries
- Telecentre Association, Bahasa Pulu Cocos : a dictionary of language from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cocos Keeling IslandsTelecentre Association, 2008 - Available at WorldCat
- Wikipedia contributors, "Cocos (Keeling) Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands, accessed 9 Jun 2021.
- 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.