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  Malay_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese dialect of Hokkien (Min Nan), which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca.
Malay is a member of the Austronesian family of languages which includes languages from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, with a smaller number in continental Asia.
Bahasa Melayu is the national language in Malaysia by Article 152 of the Constitution of Malaysia, and became the sole official language in West Malaysia in 1968, and in East Malaysia gradually from 1974.
language.school-explorer.com /Malay   (2766 words)

  
 Malay language, alphabets and pronunciation
Malay is an Austronesian language spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand.
The earliest known inscriptions in Malay were found in southern Sumatra and on the island of Bangka and date from 683-6 AD.
When Islam arrived in southeast Asia during the 14th century, the Arabic script was adapted to write the Malay language.
www.omniglot.com /writing/malay.htm   (202 words)

  
  Overview of the Malay Language to Help You Learn Malay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The earliest known text in Malay is a seventh century inscription found on a stone in Sumatra.
Malay is a member of the Austronesian language family.
Malay is an agglutinative language, meaning that new words are commonly formed by adding prefixes or suffixes to various roots.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/Malay/overview.htm   (525 words)

  
  Malay language Summary
The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo.
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese dialect of Hokkien, which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca.
Bahasa Melayu is the national language in Malaysia by article 152 of the Malaysian Constitution, and became the sole official language in West Malaysia in 1968, and in East Malaysia gradually from 1973.
www.bookrags.com /Malay_language   (2533 words)

  
  Malay language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo.
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese dialect of Hokkien, which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca.
Bahasa Melayu is the national language in Malaysia by article 152 of the Constitution of Malaysia, and became the sole official language in West Malaysia in 1968, and in East Malaysia gradually from 1974.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malay_language   (1404 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Malay language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is the official language of Malaysia, and Brunei, and one of the four official languages of Singapore.
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Riau, the language of the Riau Archipelago, long considered the birthplace of the Malay language.
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese Dialect of Hokkien, which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Melaka.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Malay_language   (818 words)

  
 Malay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Malay language, the language of Malaysia, lingua franca of Samudera-Pasai.
Malay states, a group of nine states of Malaysia (all located in West Malaysia) which have hereditary rulers
Malay is the name or part of the name of several commune in France:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malay   (205 words)

  
 Malay Information Center - malay girls
The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who reside in the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo.
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Riau, the language of the malay peninsula Riau Archipelago, long malay girl considered the birthplace of the Malay language.
Malay language has also heavily an error analysis in the written english of malay students influenced the forms of colloquial English spoken in Malaysia (Manglish).
www.scipeeps.com /Sci-Official_Languages_M_-_O/Malay.html   (968 words)

  
 The Indonesian Language - Bahasa Indonesia
Nor is it related to the inland languages of New Guinea, the Aboriginal languages of Australia or the Sino-Tibetan languages of China and continental Southeast Asia.
Malay was also the language most widely used in the propagation of Christianity, especially in the now largely Christianised areas of East Indonesia.
The eastern variant, often referred to roughly and popularly as Ambonese Malay, is spoken in the north of Sulawesi, the islands of Maluku, in Flores, Timor and in West Papua.
www.hawaii.edu /indolang/malay.html   (2768 words)

  
 Simplified Spelling Society : Malay Spelling Reform.
With the arrival of Western imperialism, specifically, that of the British, the role of the Malay language in officialdom began to diminish in the former Malay states of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and Brunei.
In Sumatra (Indonesia), Malay as the language of administration was replaced by Dutch, whereas in Peninsula Malaysia, Singapore and Borneo, it was superseded by English.
Language usage outside the precincts of the school reflected a state of confusion in the minds of the people in the spelling of their language using the Roman script.
www.spellingsociety.org /journals/j11/malay.php   (4254 words)

  
 MALAY LANGUAGE - Online Information article about MALAY LANGUAGE
languages, but it is by no means a representative type of the section which has taken its name from it.
The Malays cannot, strictly speaking, be said to possess a literature, for none of their writings can boast any literary beauty or value.
Grammar and Dictionary of the Malay Language (2 vols., London, 1852) ; A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands and Adjacent Countries (London, 1856) ; Journal of the Indian Archipelago (12 vols., Singapore, 1847–1862); Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 83 Nos.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /LUP_MAL/MALAY_LANGUAGE.html   (2420 words)

  
 Malay (Bahasa Melayu)
Malay, also known as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the native Malay people on both sides of the Straits of Malacca that separate Sumatra from the Malay Peninsula.
Malay is the official language of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, and is one of the four official languages of Singapore.
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Riau (Language of the Riau Archipelago), considered to be the birthplace of the Malay language.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/june/TMP5d6ja8f4yq.htm   (742 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Malay language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is the official language of Malaysia and Brunei, and one of the four official languages of Singapore.
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Riau, the language of the Riau Archipelago, long considered the birthplace of the Malay language.
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese Dialect of Hokkien, which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Melaka.
www.ipedia.com /malay_language.html   (934 words)

  
 Malay language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Malay language is a member of the Malayan section of the Malayo-Polynesian class of languages, but it is by no means a representative type of the section which has taken its name from it.
By the simplicity of its phonetic elements, the regularity of its grammatical structure, and the copiousness of its nautical vocabulary, the Malay language is singularly well fitted to be the lingua franca throughout the Indian archipelago.
The Malay language abounds in idiomatic expressions, which constitute the chief difficulty in its acquisition.
www.pledgeco.com /languages/malay-language.htm   (1603 words)

  
 Language Course Finder - Search over 10000 Language Schools teaching 88 Language courses in 115 Countries
Find language schools and language courses worldwide on the Internet Course Finders, your first information source online for language courses, boarding schools, hotel schools and other international study programmes.
With over 10 000 language schools teaching 88 languages in 115 countries, www.language-learning.net is the largest online directory of language courses and language schools worldwide.
Find the right language school by using search criteria that is important to you (80 criteria including school location, type of language course, duration of study, accommodation supplementary leisure activities…).
www.language-learning.net   (140 words)

  
 Learn Malay Language - Free Conversational Malay Lessons Online - Common Malay Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Phrasebase drastically simplifies the language learning process by prioritizing the various components of learning and focusing your study efforts on the areas of greatest importance.
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
Malay Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/malay.php   (1866 words)

  
 Language in India
Three objectives were defined for the Malay education (1) to familiarize Malay boys with the simple arithmetic to handle small business transactions, (2) to develop better sense of hygiene, and (3) to train the sons of the Malay aristocracy in English to serve their colonial masters.
Systematic implementation of the language in these two domains was expected to eventually spread the use of the language to the whole population resulting in an integrated nation with a common outlook (Razak Report, 1956).
The policy to establish Malay medium secondary schools was to 'to bring together children of all ethnic groups under one national education system, in which, Malay was to be the medium of instruction.
www.languageinindia.com /nov2004/abdulla2.html   (7925 words)

  
 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Malay language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Baku, the language of the Riau Archipelago, long considered the birthplace of the Malay language.
However, many Malay dialects are not as mutually intelligible: for example, Kelantanese pronunciation is difficult even for some Malaysians to understand, while Javanese Malay tends to have a lot of words unique to it which will be unfamiliar to other speakers of Malay.
Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) became the sole official language of Malaysia in 1968, but English is still widely used, especially by the second largest and third largest ethnic groups in Malaysia (Chinese and Indian), and because of its importance as the language of international business, and the situation in Brunei is similar.
random.dragonslife.org /malay-language/848   (997 words)

  
 Organisasi Bahasa Melayu (Malay) di Bangsa Filipina
The goal of this organization (Organisasi Bahasa Melayu di Bangsa Filipina) is to facilitate the teaching of the Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) in the Philippines.
Our proposal is that Malay be taught to elementary children for 2-3 grades (in addition to, or instead of, Tagalog), and that Malay become an elective for High School and College students.
Malay inscriptions have been found in the Philippines from the 9th century AD, and Magellan used Malay to communicate with the people in Lapu-lapu's area, before meeting his death at the hands of Lapu-lapu himself.
www.blueboard.com /malay   (698 words)

  
 Malay language information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in Kerala, India.
The official standard for Malay, as agreed upon by Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei, is Bahasa Baku, the language of the Riau Islands, long considered the birthplace of the Malay language.
However, many Malay dialects are not as mutually intelligible: for example, Kelantanese pronunciation is difficult even for some Malaysians to understand, while Javanese Malay tends to have a lot of words unique to it which will be unfamiliar to other speakers of Malay.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Malay_language   (1367 words)

  
 Baba Malay Language
The rise of Baba Malay as a lingua franca in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries reflected the economic importance of the Chinese--it represented the growth of a pidginized Malay to a Creole Malay featuring a syntactic reduction and simplification.
It appears that the degree to which Chinese or Malay is the predominant language of discourse is a measure of the extent of acculturation of the particular peranakan community.
Baba Malay spoken in Penang is also held to be different from the variety spoken in Malacca and elsewhere because of the greater influence of Hokkien and English.
www.lewismicropublishing.com /Publications/Peranakan/PeranakanLanguage.htm   (2088 words)

  
 MALAY ROOTS
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysian language) is spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Southern Thailand and by Malays in Singapore.
In Malay, the noun is repeated to pluralize it.
The sentence structure is similar to the English language, that is, the subject is usually followed by the predicate.
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 Malay language and culture
Malay for Everyone One of a series of five Asian language self-study texts, Malay for Everyone is the perfect book for those desiring to study the malay language outside the classroom and at their own pace.
Malay Language and Literature Malay is the National Language of Singapore and is one of the country's four official la
Malay Language Arabic and Latin alphabets Malay fonts are based on the special codepages.
www.lonweb.org /link-malay.htm   (854 words)

  
 Malay Translation Services - Translators English/Malay
Malay to English Translations - Experienced bi-lingual translators and proofreaders with extensive experience and a confirmed ability to translate effectively from the Malay language.
Malay, an Austronesian language, is spoken by the Malay people which are indigenous to parts of Sumatra, Singapore and southern Thailand, as well as the Malay peninsula.
Malay is the official language of the nations of Malaysia and Brunei and is one of Singapore's four official languages.
www.greentranslations.com /malay-translation.html   (261 words)

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