The national and official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Melayu (Malay).
Since Malaysia is so diverse, there are also many other languages (Asian) and
dialects spoken, with English being used fairly prevalently. Hokkien,
Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew and
Hainanese are the main Chinese dialects with Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Punjabi,
Hindi, Gujerati and Urdu being the common India languages.
Malaysia (official), English, Chinese
(Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka,
Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu,
Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
East Malaysia there are several
indigenous languages; most widely
spoken are Iban and Kadazan
15 and over can read and write
life expectancy (primary to tertiary
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