December 6, 2021
Malay (Malay: Bahasa Melayu) is an Astronomical language spoken by 290 million people, mostly Malaysians, in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and parts of Thailand. Malay is spoken by the inhabitants of the whole Strait of Malacca, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula in Malaysia and the east coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, and is also used as a native language in western Sarawak and western Kalimantan in Borneo. Malay is the language of commerce in parts of the Philippines, especially the archipelago of Solo and Palawan. Malay has numerous official letters. In Malaysia it is called Bahasa Melayu (Malay) or Bahasa Malaysia (Malay), in Brunei and Singapore it is called Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and in Indonesia it is called Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian). However, Indonesians refer to the Malay species common in central to southern Sumatra, which are native to these areas, as the Bahasa Melayu (Malay language) and consider them one of their local languages. The dialect is a mediator between Malay and Indonesian races due to the abundance of films, television and radio programs, and Malay sources in this dialect. Malay, Malacca, Johor and Riao are said not to be confused with other Malay languages. According to the ethnologist, several Malay languages currently listed as separate languages, including the main Orangutan species of the Malay Peninsula, are so closely related to standard Malay that they can be classified as dialects of this language. There are also several Malay-based Creole and mixed languages derived from Classical Malay as well as Makasari Malay.