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Malay

Malay is used in Malaysia and parts of Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, southern Thailand, and southern Philippines.

Entries below:  Standard Malay, Papuan Malay, and Malay using Cara script
 

top standard Malay

1) Di mana bilik saya?

2) Di mana pantai itu?

3) Di mana bar itu?

4) Jangan sentuh saya di situ!

Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Writing system information at Omniglot

Alternate names for Malay include Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Malaysia, Malayu, Melaju, and Melayu


top Papuan Malay (also known as Irianese or Irian Malay)

The Papuan Malay dialect is used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian provinces of West Irian Jaya and Papua.

1) Sa pu kamar dimana?

2) Pante tempat mandi mandi dimana?

3) Bar disini dekat mana?

4) Jan pegan sa dar situ!

Dialect information at Wikipedia



top Malay using the constructed Cara script

Pangus Ho created the Cara abugida in 2010 as an alternate way to write Malay languages. Each consonant letter carries an implicit /a/ vowel. The shapes are inspired by Javanese script but are designed to take up less space.

[Malay using modern Cara script]

See also Indonesian using Cara script

Writing system information from Pangus Ho



The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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