Language Stats: compare key data on Malaysia & Singapore

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STAT Malaysia Singapore HISTORY
English status Bible 1535-1989. <a href=/graph-T/peo_eth_gro>Ethnic groups</a> which use <a href=/encyclopedia/England>English</a>: <a href=/country/mc>Chinese</a> 154,000, 68%; <a href=/region/EUR>European</a> and Eurasian 34,000, 15%; <a href=/country/in>Indian</a> 32,000, 14%; <a href=/encyclopedia/Malay-language>Malay</a> 6,000, 3%. <a href=/country/mc>Chinese</a> varieties and <a href=/encyclopedia/Tamil-language>Tamil</a> also used at home. National <a href=/cat/Language>language</a>. Bible 1382-1989.
Languages Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai; <i>note:</i> in East Malaysia there are several indigenous languages; most widely spoken are Iban and Kadazan Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%
Linguistic diversity index 0.758
Ranked 38th. 1% more than Singapore
Ranked 41st.
Major language(s) Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil


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