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Achehnese is spoken in Northern Sumatra, where Banda Aceh was once the capital of an Independent Muslim Kongdom The closest relatives of Achehnese - far closer than the closer languages of the big Island of Sumatra - are the Austronesian Languages Vietnam, notably Cham,which was also once the 'national' language of an independent kingdom.

Achehnese also has borrowing from Sanskrit., some of them shared with Cham, Khmer, and Mon. There are Malay loanwords too. Dutch language of the former colonial power, has influenced modern Achehnese heavily. Formerly written in Arabic script, Achehnese now has a standard orthography in the Latin alphabet.

Achehnese is spoken/used in Indonesia

Language Family
Family: Malayo-Polynesian(Austronesian)
Subgroup: Indonesian

Copyright © Kenneth Katzner, The Languages of the World, Published by Routledge.