Synonyms for terengganuans or Related words with terengganuans
Examples of "terengganuans"
The people of Terengganu usually referred to their language as "Base/Bahse Tranung/Tghanung" (/bahsɘ tɣanuŋ/) which means 'the language of Terengganu' or "Cakak Tranung" (/tʃakaʔ tɣanuŋ/) which means 'Speaking Terengganuan'. In Standard Malay it is known as "Bahasa Terengganu" or "Bahasa Melayu Terengganu" ("Dialek/Loghat Terengganu" which means 'Terengganu dialect' is also widely used). The people of outside Terengganu often misunderstood that
usually called themselves and their language as "Ganu", the word Ganu is actually how the Kelantanese and the people of Besut in northern Terengganu pronounce Terengganu and is rarely used by southern
(Southern Setiu to Kemaman) themselves. Besides Tranung and Ganu, the people of Terengganu sometimes use "Ganung", "Teganu" and "Teganung" as well.
Kelantan Malays are predominantly found in the district of Besut and northern Setiu. Despite being Terengganu citizens, they are ethnically, linguistically and culturally still maintain strong ties with Kelantan and many also considered themselves as Kelantanese rather than
. Most Malays in Besut and northern Setiu speaks only Kelantanese, although those who have long been exposed to other districts of Terengganu can speak Terengganuan as well.
Terengganuan Malays have a distinct cultural, historical and linguistic identity from the rest of the Malay ethnic group in the country, especially their spoken language, which is somewhat mutually unintelligible to West Coast Peninsular Malaysian Malay speakers. Terengganu Malays also have a strong state identity and they used to have their own independent sultanate which still exists today but became part of Malaya (later Malaysia).
, along with the Kelantanese and Pahangites are considered as "Orang Pantai Timur" (People of the East Coast) and these three groups have close ties in terms of cultures, languages, history and kinship.
The people of Terengganu generally speak Coastal Terengganu Malay, which is distinct from standard Malay and Kelantan-Pattani Malay, except for those in Besut district, Perhentian Islands and some parts of Setiu where Kelantanese are more dominant. Those that live in Hulu Terengganu had their own distinct variant but closely related to Coastal Terengganu Malay. Chinese
are predominantly Hoklo people and thus mostly speak Hokkien as their first language, although a number of Mandarin speakers are increasing. Indians in Terengganu mostly speak Malaysian Tamil. There is also an Orang Asli languages such as Batek and Semaq Beri, spoken in inland parts of Terengganu and is part of the Austroasiatic language family.
The Malays proper consist of those individuals who adhere to the Malay culture that native to the coastal areas of Malay peninsula and Borneo. Among notable groups include the Bruneians, Kedahans, Kelantanese, Pahang, Perakians and
. On the other hand, the foreign Malays consist of descendants of immigrants from other part of Malay archipelago who became the citizens of the Malay sultanates and were absorbed and assimilated into Malay culture at different times, aided by similarity in lifestyle and common religion (Islam). Among notable groups are the Acehnese, Bugis, Javanese and Minangkabau Malays. There are also a minority of Malays who are partially descended from more recent immigrants from many other countries who have assimilated into Malay Muslim culture.
There are several theories on the origin of the name "Terengganu". One theory attributes the name's origin to "terang ganu", Malay for 'bright rainbow'. Another story, said to have been originally narrated by the ninth Sultan of Terengganu, Baginda Omar, tells of a party of hunters from Pahang roving and hunting in the area of what is now southern Terengganu. One of the hunters spotted a big animal fang lying on the ground. A fellow party member asked to which animal did the fang belong. The hunter, not knowing which animal, simply answered "taring anu" (Malay: 'fang of something'). The party later returned to Pahang with a rich hoard of game, fur and sandalwood, which impressed their neighbours. They asked the hunters where did they source their riches, to which they replied, from the land of "taring anu", which later evolved into Terengganu. Terengganu was called Trangkanu () by the Siamese when it was under their influence.
usually pronounce Terengganu as Tranung or Ganu.
Terengganu has many unique traditional cuisines which added the diversity of native Malay dishes in this country. Among the nutritious and delicious traditional Terengganuan Malay food is the Keropok Lekor (which is also referred to as "Keppok Gongdee", "Keppok Panjang" or "Keppok Batang" by
). Apart from that, Budu (sauce) is also another popular dish in Terengganu. Now more and more people recognize and are aware of this nutritious Budu (sauce) as "Sos bilis" (anchovy sauce). In addition, the Nasi Dagang Teregganu is one of the most popular foods among the people of Terengganu and is easily available at almost every restaurant in Terengganu. There are a variety of traditional foods that are delicious and nutritious in Terengganu of which are such as "Laksam" (Laksang), "Tahi Itik", "Cek Mek Molek", "Akok", "Nganang" (a variant of Akok), "Bronok Sagu", "Sagong", "Bekang Nyior", "Belebak", "Nek Bak", "Tok Aji Serban" (Tok Aji Serbang), "Kuih Tepung Gomok", "Tupak sutong", "Bekang", "Roti Paung", "Buah Bung Sambal" (Buoh Bung Samba), "Kuih Kapur Nyior", "Apam Dewa" (Apang Dewe), "Apam Kuah" (Apang Kuoh) and many more.
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