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  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 1973.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Malay_language   (1352 words)

  
 Malay - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Malay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Here you will find more informations about Malay.
* The Old Malay language(s), ancestor(s) of modern Tagalog, Bahasa Melayu, and Bahasa Indonesia
* Communes that begin with Malay in Yonne, France:
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Malay.html   (63 words)

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