VITALITAS BAHASA MELAYU DI DESA KAMPUNG MELAYU KECAMATAN TAMBELAN KABUPATEN BINTAN KEPULAUAN RIAU
This study aims to look at the domains that most influence the vitality of the Tambelan Malay language and the results of language vitality in Kampung Melayu Village. This research method is quantitative with data collection techniques using a questionnaire/questionnaire. The location of this research is in Hamlet I, Kampung Melayu Village, Tambelan District. The sample in this study amounted to 51 respondents from a total population of 106 people. The results of this study indicate that the index that affects the decline of language vitality is the index of new regulations and challenges, which is in the range of 0.21-0.40 with the threatened category. However, the results of the vitality of the Malay language in Kampung Melayu Village have a total average of 0.6451 which is included in the range of values 0.61-0.80. It can be concluded that the vitality of the Tambelan Malay language is in a stable position, but has the potential to experience setbacks.