Yes, Dave, many words in Malay come from Arabic, However, much of the
words related to royalty come from Sanskrit, as duirng the pre-Islamic
days, the royalty followed the Indian system of politics.
On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 3:09 PM, P G Dave <pgd2507@...> wrote:
> perhaps the arabic word "fikr" (meaning thinking, meditation and in urdu
> which is a live language in india and pakistan, fikr is used to mean
> is the source of them all.
> amazing how languages converge and diverge.
> On 4/1/08, Nina van Gorkom <vangorko@... <vangorko%40xs4all.nl>>
> > Dear Piya,
> > Op 1-apr-2008, om 3:19 heeft Piya Tan het volgende geschreven:
> > > Does piekeren comes from pieker (BI pikir; BM fikir)?
> > ------
> > N: The opposite, a Dutch loanword in Bahasa.
> > Nina.
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