We have a number of tried-and-tested professional linguists available for translation, proofreading, localisation, editing and validation services into or from Malaysian. All of our Malay linguists are well-versed in translation and localisation management software, ensuring the language used is both current and consistent in the approach to terminology, tone and, in general, translations that are true to their original. This is imperative in gaining traction in foreign markets.

Malay – What you need to know

Name and Language Code: Malay - MS
Alternate Names: Bahasa Malayu, Formal Malay, Informal Malay, Standard Malay, Bahasa Malaysian
Family: Austronesian – Malayo-Polynesian (MP) – Nuclear MP – Malayo-Sumbawan – Malayic – Malayan - Malay
Est. number of speakers: Approx. 40 million native speakers and 215 million speakers worldwide
Countries Official: Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia
Prevalent Countries: Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand

Prevalent Countries

Malaysia Malaysia
Brunei Brunei
Singapore Singapore
Indonesia Indonesia
Thailand Thailand

Did you know?

#The word, Orangutan, comes from the Malay ‘orang hutan’, meaning ‘People of the jungle’.