Melayu Ambon language

Language name: Melayu Ambon
ISO Language Code: abs
GRN Language Number: 733
Language Scope: ISO Language
Language State: Verified

Sample of Melayu Ambon

Melayu Ambon - The Two Roads.mp3

Audio recordings available in Melayu Ambon

These recordings are designed for evangelism and basic Bible teaching to bring the gospel message to people who are not literate or are from oral cultures, particularly unreached people groups.

Good News

(Download Good News MP3 in Melayu Ambon) Audio-visual Bible lessons in 40 sections with pictures. Contains Bible overview from creation to Christ, and teaching on the Christian life. For evangelism and church planting. (A63364).

Words of Life

Short audio Bible stories and evangelistic messages that explain salvation and give basic Christian teaching. Each program is a customised and culturally relevant selection of scripts, and may include songs and music. (C19580).

Yesus Lahir [Christmas Story] (in Melayu Dobo [Malayu Aru])

(Download Christmas Story MP3 in Melayu Ambon) Audio Bible readings of whole books of specific, recognized, translated Scripture with little or no commentary. (A62594).

Audio/Video from other sources

Jesus Film Project films - Malay, Ambonese - (The Jesus Film Project)

Other names for Melayu Ambon

Ambonese Malay (ISO Language Name)
Malay: Ambonese

Where Melayu Ambon is spoken


Dialects related to Melayu Ambon

  • Melayu Ambon (ISO Language)

People Groups who speak Melayu Ambon

Ambonese; Loun; Nila; Nusa Laut; Sabum; Serua; Te'un;

Information about Melayu Ambon

Other information: Trade language. Many second-language speakers. Bilingualism in Indonesian is high around Ambon city, Some Dutch is known. Language development. Literacy rate in first language: 1% to 5%. Literacy rate in second language: 50% to 75%. Grammar. New Testament: 1877-1883. Developed from Bazaar Malay and still reflects some archaic forms. Further diverged by adapting to the vernaculars of central Maluku. Considered to be a Malay-based creole, Christian, Muslim.

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