Malay

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Malay
Bahasa Melayu
بهاس ملايو
A language in the Local Malay Language Family[1] [2].

Alternative Names None

Origin Malaysia
Writing System Rumi (derived from the Latin alphabet)
Jawi (derived from the Arabic script)
In Use before 1500 to the present

Official/National
Language of
Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor[2]
Also Spoken in Unknown
Native Speakers ~350,000[2]
Non-Native Speakers Unknown
Regulated by Brunei Darussalam - Indonesia - Malaysia Language Council
Institute of Language and Literature

ISO 639-1 Code MS[2]
ISO 639-2 Code MAY/MSA[2]
ISO 639-3 Code MSA (generic)[2]
MAY (specific)
BTJ (Bacanese Malay)
BVE (Berau Malay)
BVU (Bukit Malay)COA (Cocos Islands Malay)
JAX (Jambi Malay)
MEO (Kedah Malay)
MQG (Kota Bangun Kutai Malay)

Pronunciation
English
Malay
Unknown
Unknown


Contents

History of Malay

See: Malay/history


Malay in Other Languages

See: Malay/translate


Dialects of Malay

Text Sample

Rumi

Semua manusia dilahirkan bebas dan samarata dari segi kemuliaan dan hak-hak. Mereka mempunyai pemikiran dan perasaan hati dan hendaklah bertindak di antara satu sama lain dengan semangat persaudaraan.
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[3]

Jawi

سموا مأنسي دلاهيركن بيبس دان سامرات دري سڬي كمليأن دان حق٢۔ مريك ممڤوڽاي ڤميكيرن دان ڤراسأن هاتي دان هندقله برتيندق د انتارا ساتو سام لائن دڠن سماڠت ڤرساودارأن۔
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[3]

Sources

  1. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Malay language. (2008, July 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 05:32, July 15, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Malay_language&oldid=225741378
  3. 3.0 3.1 Unicode Consortium, “UDHR in Unicode - Translations sorted by name,” http://www.unicode.org/udhr/index_by_name.html, 2/18/08.
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