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The Languages of Malaysia

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. 

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
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 88.7%
male: 92%
female: 85.4% (2000 census)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2007)
Education expenditures:
4.5% of GDP (2007)
country comparison to the world: 90



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