Malay speaking countries Malay is the official language in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Malay language (native name: Bahasa Melayu, بهاس ملايو) has its roots in the Austronesian language family.
With a share of around 58%, it is most widespread in Malaysia. A total of about 54.2 million people worldwide speak Malay as their mother tongue.
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