Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kebogelan (Nudity) Defined in Bahasa Malaysia
Well, I was browsing around as usual looking up random stuff when I came upon the links below. It was from Wikipedia's translated version in Bahasa Melayu, the national language for Malaysia.
This particular find on Wiki discussed and defined 'kebogelan', which basically means, nudity in its general term, and 'kebogelan di tempat awam', which explains nudity in public. I wasn't expecting such terms to actually exist in the Malaysian language but, apparently it did. And I find that to be a good thing.
Previously, to my knowledge, such a definition in the Malay language either did not exist or was very hard to find, even online. But, with this being available in our mother tongue, it would allow Malaysians to understand the definition, ideology, and practice of nudity. It would provide a better source of information and reading material online for many of them, especially those who do not have good command of English and would much prefer reading in Bahasa.