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Where Is It Spoken?

Malaysia

Singapore

Brunei

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Number Of Speakers

250,000,000

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Language Family

Malayo-Polynesian

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Fun facts about Malay

Although Malay is very similar to Indonesian, there are some big differences in meaning. For example, 'buntu' means 'tail' in Indonesian but 'backside' in Malay! 'Sup buntut sapi' or Indonesian oxtail soup sounds more like 'ox buttocks soup' in Malay.

The grammar is fairly simple, with no gender and no verb tenses.

Plurals are indicated by simply repeating a word: 'burung' means 'bird' and 'burung-burung' means 'birds'.

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