ABU SAMAH, HIKAYAT

This was one of the Betawi literature works that was an adaptation of Melayu literature. The story was about the best friends of Nabi, which is also available in Melayu, Javanese, Sundanese, Acehnese and Hindustan. In Malay literature, his work can be found in the Central Museum library in Jakarta, London, and Den Haag. In the Jakarta Central Museum library, according to van Ronkel’s catalog, there are six documents stored. The document marked as Bat. Gen. 140 in Latin was written in Krekot Betawi in 1239 H (1823) by Jeung Saidullah. This story was once published in litopographic form in Singapore.