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Bengkulu language

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Bengkulu language

Region Bengkulu Province, Sumatra
Native speakers
590,000  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pse
Glottolog cent2053[2]

Bengkulu (Besemah, Pesemah), or Central Malay, is a language spoken on Indonesian island of Sumatra, around the city of Bengkulu.


  1. ^ Bengkulu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Central Malay". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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