International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies (IJCAS)
Vol 1 No 1 (2018): International Journal of Culture and Art Studies (IJCAS)

Languages in Contact : A Study of Arabic Loanwords in Malay/Indonesian Language

Mulyani, Rozanna (Unknown)
Noor, Noordin Mohd (Unknown)

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Publish Date
01 Oct 2018


This paper discusses the contact language between Malay and Arabic language. Objectives of the study are to look into the similarities etymology of the two countries national language. This paper will implement qualitative analysis which is based on discussions and comparison. The results of this study show that cultural contact especially the reach of Islam in Southeast Asia results in linguistic contact. Linguistic borrowing in most cases exhibits as a response to language borrowing. A number of motivations stand behind the phenomenon of borrowing. As a result of cultural and linguistic contact between Malay language as a lingua franca of the region in the early days and Arabic languages so many Arabic words absorbs into Malay languages.

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Arts Humanities Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media


International Journal of Cultural and Art Studies (IJCAS) is an academic, open access, and peer-reviewed journal founded and first published in 2018 by Talenta Publisher & the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, University of Sumatera Utara, Indonesia. Focusing on culture, language, and literature as it ...