ظننتك طائري و بنيت لك بداخلي عشاً
I thought you my bird and built you a nest in my heart”
الخوف لا يمنع من الموت و لكنه يمنع من الحياة
Fear does not prevent Death, but it does prevent Life”
ديننا عظيم وحياتنا وثنية!
A great religion and a pagan life!”
Bismillaah بسم الله… In the Name of God
Assalaamu ‘alaikum السّلام عليكم… Peace be unto you
Halo semua/Hello all :-),
Tonight, I’d like to get this blog off the ground by concluding my series based on the origin of Malay words. I hope you guys will be pleased with the conclusion to my series, *InsyaaAllah إن شاء الله, as I tried my best to make it excitingly interesting for Malay language enthusiasts :-).
*sy= sh in Malay, therefore ”InsyaaAllah” is pronounced as, in-shaa-Allah.
If you’d like to review parts one, two, and three of this blog post series, please see the following links:
You can also see these blog posts, if you wish:
Origin of Malay Words Part- 4 (Dutch)
The following is a list of Indonesian Malay words that derived from Dutch:
About the Indonesian language (Wikipedia)
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized register of Malay, an Austronesian language which has been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries.
Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. Of its large population, the number of people who speak Indonesian fluently is fast approaching 100%, making Indonesian one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
About the Dutch language (Wikipedia)
Dutch (Nederlands) is a West Germanic language and the native language of most of the population of the Netherlands, and about sixty percent of the populations of Belgium and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Most speakers live in the European Union, where it is a first language for about 23 million and a second language for another 5 million people.
Dutch-speaking world. Dutch is also one of the official languages of the European Union and the Union of South American Nations.
Dutch also holds official status in the Caribbean island nations of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten, while Dutch or dialects assigned to it continue to be spoken, in parts of France and Germany, and to a lesser extent, in Indonesia, and up to half a million native Dutch speakers may be living in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The Cape Dutch dialects of Southern Africa have been standardised into Afrikaans, a mutually intelligible daughter language of Dutch which today is spoken to some degree by an estimated total of 15 to 23 million people in South Africa and Namibia.
Dutch is closely related to German and English and is said to be between them. Apart from not having undergone the High German consonant shift, Dutch—like English—has mostly abandoned the grammatical case system, is relatively unaffected by the Germanic umlaut, and has levelled much of its morphology. Dutch has three grammatical genders, but this distinction has far fewer grammatical consequences than in German. Dutch shares with German the use of subject–verb–object word order in main clauses and subject–object–verb in subordinate clauses. Dutch vocabulary is mostly Germanic and contains the same Germanic core as German and English, while incorporating more Romance loans than German and fewer than English.
Sources of the above Notes:
Map of the Indonesian archipelago
Awesomely Awesome Facts:
According to a 2002 survey by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the Indonesian archipelago has 18,307 islands. According to the CIA factbook there are 17,000 islands. 8,844 islands have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.
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For those of you interested in learning Indonesian Malay for free, please try this website:
Okay readers, I’ll call this a wrap! ;-) I hope you guys enjoyed learning about Malay words, that stemmed from Portuguese, Persian (Farsi), Indian languages, and Dutch, InsyaaAllah إن شاء الله! ;-) Stay safe, Wassalam ‘alaikum و السّلام عليكم… and Peace be unto you
Sampai jumpa lagi, InsyaaAllah إن شاء الله… see you again, God willing! ;-)
Arabic to English audio lesson 13 will be coming your way soon, InsyaaAllah إن شاء الله (God willing)! Please stay tuned!!! ;-)