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Malaysia

Malaysia Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Languages > Note: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English status Bible 1535-1989. 1989
Languages Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai; note: in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan 2008
Languages > Note in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.758 2009 38th out of 200
Major language(s) Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam 2013

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"Malaysia Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Malaysia/Language