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Sigma KEE - AmboneseMalayLanguage
AmboneseMalayLanguage(ambonese malay language)

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(documentation AmboneseMalayLanguage EnglishLanguage "The AmboneseMalayLanguage is a MalayBasedCreoleLanguage of Indonesia (Maluku). SIL code: ABS. ISO 639-2: crp. Population: 200,000 first language speakers, other second language speakers in Indonesia (1987 J. Collins). Population total all countries: 245,000. Region: Central Maluku, Ambon, Haruku, Nusa Laut, Saparua islands, along the coastal areas of Seram, and southern Maluku. Also spoken in Netherlands, USA. Alternate names: MELAYU AMBON, AMBONESE. Comments: Marginal intelligibility with Indonesian. Difficult intelligibility with Ternate Malay; speakers switch to Indonesian. 81% lexical similarity with Standard Malay. Bilingualism in Indonesian is high around Ambon city, Some Dutch is known. Developed from Bazaar Malay and still reflects some archaic forms. Further diverged by adapting to the vernaculars of central Maluku. Considered to be a Malay-based creole by B.D. Grimes (1988, 1991) and J. Holm (1989:581-3). Trade language. Grammar. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%. Christian (since early 16th century), Muslim. NT 1877-1883.(extract from http:/ / )") Languages.kif 2450-2465
(instance AmboneseMalayLanguage MalayBasedCreoleLanguage) Languages.kif 2449-2449 Ambonese malay language is an instance of malay based creole language

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(termFormat ChineseLanguage AmboneseMalayLanguage "ambonese马来语") domainEnglishFormat.kif 7116-7116
(termFormat ChineseTraditionalLanguage AmboneseMalayLanguage "ambonese馬來語") domainEnglishFormat.kif 7115-7115
(termFormat EnglishLanguage AmboneseMalayLanguage "ambonese malay language") domainEnglishFormat.kif 7114-7114

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