The love poem in its bangka version (Banka), the Malayo-Polynesian language of bangka people in Indonesia. Almost 3000,000 people speak this Malay language. The other names for the bangka language which is like other neighboring languages, a form of malay, are: lom, belom, mapor.
The Bangkas live on the Bangka island, which means the old island! Banka is part of the small Sonde islands in the southeast of Sumatra and is best known, for its tin.