This page is just a collection of Malay words that I often
heard as a child.
My mother grew up in the Dutch Indies (now Indonesia) before WWII, and
she would still use a few Malay words in conversation. In general
Dutch there are a few words of Malay, mostly for food; most Malay
words have disappeared from Dutch with the passing of that colonial generation.
How I say the words will probably not be exactly like native speakers
of Malay speak.
Maybe in modern Indonesian Malay (officially: Bahasa Indonesia) the
spelling is no longer like Dutch but as in English, like in Malaysia,
kechang instead of katjang,satay instead of
saté (small pieces of meat on wooden skewers, barbecued.)
The Malay word toko
('shop, grocery') specifically means 'Asian grocery' in Dutch.
Malay words most Dutchmen are familiar with are in bold