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Bahasa Melayu بهاس مليو Spoken in Malaysia
Brunei Singapore Indonesia (as a regional language per se; and
nationally as Indonesian after going through standardization processes)
(specifically as Indonesian, as one of
its working languages)
Thailand (In southern Thailand) Myanmar (In southern Myanmar) Sri Lanka Cocos (Keeling) Islands Christmas Island Total 40 million native (incl. 23 million Indonesian);
speakers approx. 180 million total (90% Indonesian) Language Austronesian family
Malayo-Polynesian (MP) Nuclear MP Malayo-Sumbawan Malayic Malayan Malay Mala
y Standard Malaysian Indonesian forms Dialects Writing system Malay dialects Rumi (Latin alphabet), Malay Variant (official in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia; co-official in
Majlis Bahasa Brunei . Kawi and Rencong Official status Official language in Recognise d minority language in Malaysia Brunei Singapore Indonesia (Malay enjoys a status as a regional language in Indonesia. separated from Indonesian which receives a national language status) Thailand (Malay is the language of the Muslim community in Southern Thailand) Regulated Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Institute of Language by and Literature.Malaysia Language Council — MABBIM) trilateral joint-venture) (a Language codes ISO 639-1 ms ISO 639-2 may (B) ISO 639-3 msa – Macrolanguage individual codes: msa (T ) btj – Bacanese Malay mfb – Bangka bjn – Banjar bve – Berau Malay kxd – Brunei bvu – Bukit Malay pse – Central Malay coa – Cocos Islands Malay liw – Col dup – Duano hji – Haji ind – Indonesian .Indonesia . Historically written in Pallava.Malaysia (Brunei Indonesia .Brunei) Jawi (Arabic script) (co-official in Brunei and Malaysia).
jak – Jakun jax – Jambi Malay vkk – Kaur meo – Kedah Malay kvr – Kerinci mqg – Kota Bangun Kutai Malay kvb – Kubu lce – Loncong lcf – Lubu zlm – Malay (individual language) xmm – Manado Malay min – Minangkabau mui – Musi zmi – Negeri Sembilan Malay max – North Moluccan Malay orn – Orang Kanaq ors – Orang Seletar mfa – Pattani Malay pel – Pekal msi – Sabah Malay zsm – Standard Malay tmw – Temuan vkt – Tenggarong Kutai Malay urk – Urak Lawoi' Linguasph – ere Malaysia Countries besides Malaysia where Malay Language is an official language Indonesia Countries beside Indonesia where Indonesian is an official language .
Brunei. Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. In Malaysia. southern Thailand. In Singapore. Indonesians keep referring it to as Bahasa Melayu and designated it as one of its regional languages. and the Riau Islands in Indonesia. Another standardized version of Malay. and in Indonesia it has undergone a series of standardizations and modifications to form what is now called as Bahasa Indonesia. "Indonesian language". Indonesian. the standard language is called Bahasa Malaysia "Malaysian language". Malay is the official language of Malaysia (Malaysian) and Brunei. in areas of central to southern Sumatra (mainly Riau) where the language is indigenous. Malay is also one of four official languages of Singapore. . It is spoken natively by 40 million people across the Malacca Strait. the eastern coast of Sumatra. and furthermore designated as Bahasa Nasional "National Language" and Bahasa Persatuan/Pemersatu "Unifying Language/Lingua Franca". including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and southern Thailand. and the southern Philippines it is called Bahasa Melayu "Malay language". Riau province.Areas where Malay Language is spoken but has no official status Note: This page may contain IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. is the official language of Indonesia. However. and has been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak in Borneo.