Question: Why is Malay the national language of Malaysia?

Why was Malay language chosen as the national language?

The position of the Malay language as the official language stabilised further with the National Language Act 1967. Its importance as a language of knowledge and the medium of teaching and learning has also led to the Education Act 1961 (revised 1996).

What country speak Malay?

Malay language, member of the Western, or Indonesian, branch of the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) language family, spoken as a native language by more than 33,000,000 persons distributed over the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, and the numerous smaller islands of the area, and widely used in Malaysia and Indonesia

Is Malay similar to Tamil?

Malaysian Tamil (Tamil: மலேசியத் தமிழ் மொழி) (Tamil: Malēsiyat tamiḻ moḻi), also known as Malaya Tamil, is a local variant of the Tamil language spoken in Malaysia. It is one of the languages of education in Malaysia, along with English, Malay and Mandarin.

Malaysian Tamil
ISO 639-3
Glottolog mala1467

Who is minority in Malaysia?

Ethnic Malays constitute today just over half of the population. The Chinese constitute the country’s largest minority at approximately 24 per cent. Indigenous people, broadly grouped as Anak Negeri, Orang Ulu and Orang Asli, are thought to collectively comprise approximately 13.9 per cent of the population.

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