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Southern Peninsular Malaysian Hokkien

Southern Malaysia Hokkien
槟城福建话
Lâm-Má Hok-kiàn-oē
Native to Malaysia
Region Johor, Malacca, Selangor, Singapore, Riau, Riau Islands
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
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ISO 639-3
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Southern Malaysia Hokkien (Chinese: 南马福建話; pinyin: Nán Mǎ Fújiànhuà; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lâm-Má Hok-kiàn-oē) is a local variant of the Min Nan Chinese variety spoken in Southern Malaysia (Klang, Melaka, Muar, Tangkak, Segamat, Batu Pahat, Pontian, and Johor Bahru), Singapore, Riau and Riau Islands, and is closely related to Amoy and Taiwanese. It is markedly distinct from Penang Hokkien and Medan Hokkien.

Similar to the situation in Singapore, the term Hokkien is generally the used by the Chinese in South-east Asia to refer Min Nan Chinese (闽南语). Southern Malaysia Hokkien is based on Quanzhou dialect with some influence from Amoy.

Southern Malaysia Hokkien is also subjected to influence from various languages or dialects spoken in Malaysia. This is influenced to a certain degree by Teochew dialect and is sometimes being regarded to be a combined Hokkien-Teochew speech (especially in Muar, Batu Pahat, Pontian and Johor Bahru). Since the Malaysian Chinese-language broadcast media press (TV and radio FM) is in Cantonese programming, there will be a bit of Cantonese influence. In addition, it has also borrowed many loan words from Malay and English.

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