Malaysia Map


In the discussion of Malaysia map here, political states and federal territories are featured prominently to help students grasp information presented in bahasa Malaysia pertaining to places in Malaysia.


I listed some Malay phrases/words representing different states of Malaysia.

CIA Malaysia map,peta malaysia

Click on the map for the enlarged version

Sabah


" Silaka! Mana kau tapuk saya punya sikang?" " Main-main saja, jangan marah-bah..."



A USEFUL MAP OF SABAH


Nobody can never update faster than a Sabahan who travels to every nook and cranny in Sabah.  Here's the better than Google data from mysabah.com




View My Sabah Map in a larger map




KEDAH




Great grandfather is "Tuk Chei" in which the "Chei" is pronounced "Chai".



Kedah Malay LanguageKedah Map  | Pulau Langkawi Map




PAHANG




           "Koi pukoi kaki botoi itu!"


NEGERI SEMBILAN




"Lomang Paneh"


SARAWAK




"Kitak buat Kamek bahagia."



PERLIS




This one I  heard that bicycle is called   " Gerek" in this state


Perlis Map




JOHOR


"SayE" instead of sayA which becames immensely popular.



TERENGGANU


Orang Tranung kata , " Mung nak makang ikang?"



KELANTAN


When anok kelate gives you lima, he gives you an orange. Five is limO.


SELANGOR


A story about one langau when said in a local accent evolved into the name of a Malaysia state today.





PERAK


We call this fellow bongok, in this state he is BEBENO






MALACCA




"Cangkir ni pane"





BRUNEI


This is a cheat question but essential.  Armpit is not ketiak, it's kalatiyak, these folks are the originator of the suffix bah.






Bahasa Malaysia may not sound very much like the other members of the Austronesian language family, but the family sure dress alike despite different religious influences. Think: Frangipani/hibiscus hair pin + sarong = Standard attire to woo tourists in Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti, Indonesia and Malaysia.



During my one month stay in Holland, I was beginning to feel  lost surrounded by Dutch and Surinamese ( language barrier-lah ).  I was excited when my Dutch hostess introduced me to an elderly Javanese woman.  Alas in the end we could not communicate because she spoke only Javanese - not a bit of bahasa Indonesia. Ceh!


While examining the core Malay region maps, I noticed Java is distinctively excluded, no wonder-lah.


Even in this other theory, they still leave out Java.



The centre of core Malay region is Riau of Indonesia. You can click on the map below to zoom into the Riau Archipelago. They call it kepulauan Riau on the map.  Don't say "ceh" because the islands are so small you cannot see them on most maps, they very rich in oil.  They also very rich in varieties of Malay language.  All my fingers and toes are not enough to count all the different Riau Malay dialects. 



Riau and Johor were part of a glorious Malay empire until powerful colonialists tore them apart. Thus they went separate ways and established different 'households'. While I am not interested to debate which one/ones of these dialects are the basis for Johor Malay which subsequently become our standard Bahasa Malaysia, we do have to acknowledge their complex existence and influence on our national language.



Then the core of Riau Malay Language is Bintan and the Malay core of Bintan is a flea-size Penyengat island beneath it. ( Ha! Core of the cores ) Penyengat is where the first Malay grammar reference book was written by one of the greatest Malay language scholars.





Click on the links if you can't figure out the answer.  I would not feed them to you. Ha!







When They Create New Locations on Malaysia Map
= Headache for learners

Such as Putrajaya and  - Multimedia super corridor which may sound as if star trek has landed here, but it gets me scratching my head on its name in bahasa Malaysia....





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Malaysia states: saying the names






Kelantan





Apart from the Baba Nyonyas, this is another group of straits born creole speakers of the Malay language.  Do you know who are these unique people of Malaysia?




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