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Pekal language

Native toIndonesia
RegionMukomuko Regency, Bengkulu, Sumatra (Indonesia)
Native speakers
30,000 (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pel

Pekal is a Malayic language spoken by around 30,000 people on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, more specifically in Mukomuko Regency in Bengkulu Province. It should not be confused with Mukomuko language/dialect which is much more closely related but distinct from Pekal. It also has a considerable influence from Rejangese language, which is the most widely spoken language in the province.


Pekal apo lawik liek kucing lalui ulah kehas manis lutuik
Minangkabau apo lauik liaik/caliak kuciang pai ula kareh manih lutuik
Mukomuko apo laut liek kucieng paing ula kaqeh manih lutut
Urak Lawoi' nama lawoi lihai mi'aw pi ulal kras maneh lutoi
Indonesian apa laut lihat kucing pergi ular keras manis lutut


  1. ^ Pekal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pekal". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.