Northern Patois: Guide for the Perplexed is a guide for travellers to the north of Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysia, a member of ASEAN and the northern neighbour to Singapore, comprises West and East Malaysia. West Malaysia (or Peninsular Malaysia) used to be called Malaya before independence in 1957. While Bahasa Malaysia or BM (the name for Bahasa Melayu or the Malay language) is the standard, there are parts of Malaysia with their unique dialects, patois and localised versions of BM. You travel to the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu and you will be bedazzled by the unusual way BM is spoken in both states. Go to Negeri Sembilan and the way BM is spoken is way different from the way Johoreans speak BM, which is the official or standard bahasa surat for BM.
This book lists out the common terms used in northern Peninsular states of Perlis near the Thai border, Kedah, Penang and north Perak and these also sound so uniquely different from BM. A traveller , be he a native or foreigner, would be glad to have this guide with him as he navigates the perplexing pronunciations that are not found in standard BM.
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