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Our New Translation Services Team Specializing in Terengganu Malay



Malay is one of the most-spoken languages in the world—but that paints a very simplified picture. Malay consists of two primary standardized forms: Standard Malay, used in Malaysia and Brunei, and Indonesian, used in Indonesia (obviously). These varieties don’t have a lot of native speakers, but most people in the three countries learn their respective variant as a second language for education, media, and communication with people from other areas. Then, there are all the minority Malayic languages found all throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, which are similar but not necessarily mutually intelligible with Standard Malay or Indonesian. That’s what we’re looking at today with our newest language, Terengganu Malay.


Terengganu Malay has about 1.1 million native speakers, making it a major minority Malayic language. The language is used vigorously in the regions it’s indigenous to, appearing in local TV shows, movies, songs, poems, and religious sermons, which use the language proudly. Terengganu Malay pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar alike differ from that of Standard Malay, rendering the variants mutually unintelligible. Though the Terengganu Malay language constitutes an important aspect of identity for its speakers, it can be hard to find Terengganu Malay translation services—but we at TranslationServices.com have just launched our own Terengganu Malay translation team.


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What is Terengganu Malay—and why is it so special?

The heartland of Terengganu Malay is, naturally, the Malaysian state of Terengganu, found on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The language does leak out into parts of the nearby states of Johor and Pahang, however. Terengganu Malay is characterized by two main dialects, Coastal and Inland, with the variety of Terengganu Malay spoken in Kuala Terengganu constituting the de facto standard dialect of the language.


Like all other Malayic languages and most other languages in Maritime Southeast Asia, Terengganu Malay is part of the Austronesian language family. Although it’s closely related to Standard Malay, the differences in vocabulary can sometimes be stark—Terengganu Malay’s piye (“who”) is a far cry from Standard Malay siapa, for instance. Terengganu Malay also has several different words for “very,” depending on the adjective they’re used with, as opposed to Standard Malay’s sangat for all adjectives. What this means is that hiring a Standard Malay translator for your Terengganu Malay project simply won’t do—especially considering how proud Terengganu Malay speakers are of their language.


We provide Terengganu Malay translation services tailored to your specific needs.

Just as Terengganu Malay speakers are proud of their unique vernacular, we at TranslationServices.com are proud to provide professional translation services for this minority Malayic language. Our translators hail not just from Kuala Terengganu but elsewhere in the state of Terengganu, as well as Johor and Pahang, speaking both the Coastal and Inland dialects. Our translation services are available both to and from Terengganu Malay—so all you need to do is specify what you’re looking for, and our passionate translators will deliver.


Are you looking for general Terengganu Malay translation services? No matter the content or nature of your project, we’re confident we can help. Maybe you’re seeking academic translation services—we can offer those, too, no matter what discipline you’re studying. Or perhaps you need business translation services as you expand your business to or from Terengganu—regardless of the industry you work in, our business translators are eager to help. What if you’re a creative content producer looking to target a new audience in Malaysia or elsewhere? No problem—for any work in any genre, of any medium, about any subject matter, our literary translation team is here to translate it to or from Terengganu Malay.


Don’t wait to reap the benefits of Terengganu Malay translation services. Reach out now and take advantage of our translation services today!

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