The words ‘selfie’, hashtag’, and ‘tweet’ will be added into the Kamus Dewan as Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) looks to put the Malay language up-to-date to the current language trends.

Although added, the three words will have the ‘bp’ label, which means that it isn’t part of a formal language and was merely added due to the fact it is used vastly in conversations.

‘Selfie’ is a word used to describe the act of taking ones photo before uploading it to the internet via sharing networks, while ‘Hashtag’, which basically means the symbol #, is used to label hot topics in social media sites.

The three words have also been added to the Oxford dictionary, and the Merriam-Webster.

SOURCE: BERNAMA