Malay, Cocos Islands
A language of Malaysia (Sabah)
ISO 639-3: coa
Population 4,000 in Malaysia (2000), decreasing. Population total all countries: 5,000.
Region Tawau and Lahad Datu; 1 village northwest of Beluran. Also in Australia.
Language map Malaysia - Sabah, reference number 113
Alternate names Suang Lotud, Dusun Lotud AGE All ages DOM Home, market, village meetings
Classification Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayo-Sumbawan, North and East, Malayic, Malay, Trade
A member of macrolanguage Malay [msa] (Malaysia).
Language use Positive.
Comments From the Cocos Islands (Keeling Islands), an Australian territory.
Also spoken in:
Language name Malay, Cocos Islands
Population 1,000 in Australia. 495 in Cocos Islands (1987), 558 on Christmas Island (1987).
Region Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island.
Alternate names Cocos, Kokos, Kukus
Language use Vigorous. Also use English.