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Malay language:

see Malayo-Polynesian languagesMalayo-Polynesian languages
, sometimes also called Austronesian languages
, family of languages estimated at from 300 to 500 tongues and understood by approximately 300 million people in Madagascar; the Malay Peninsula; Indonesia and New Guinea; the Philippines;
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A study on the textbooks used in Malaysian secondary schools shows that the Malay language and history subjects tend to overplay the role of Malay, Malay culture and traditions, instead of being sensitive to the national needs of unity and integration (Santhiram, 1997).
Jawi refers to the Malay language written in Arabic script.
At the age of 36 he entered Monash University in Melbourne to study economics and the Malay language.
The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges Monday overturned a 2009 ruling by a lower court that allowed the Malay language newspaper The Herald to use the word "Allah.
The Herald and its supporters claim that Bibles in the Malay language have used the word Allah to refer to the Christian God for decades, long before Malaysia became a federal state in 1963.
Twenty-year-old Mohamad Amran Romli died in hospital Friday shortly after sustaining severe head injuries in an attack by two men believed to be brothers of the girl, the Malay language daily Berita Harian said.
For example, Leng (1980:129) pointed to "a certain degree of instability in the country due to the striving to establish national individuality through the Malay language, and the imposition of the language at a fast pace, noting people resented the loss of the neutral English, which brought together Malays and non-Malays, provided their children with opportunities for further education abroad, and was a centripetal link which bound the various ethnic groups together.
The detentions come at a time of raised religious and ethnic tensions over the use of the word "Allah" by Christians to denote their God in Malay language publications.
We have been using the word 'Allah' during the service as most our church members speak the Malay language," he said of the 400-strong congregation which mostly hails from the eastern states of Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo island.
A lifestyle approach to wellness, ramuan literally means in Malay language a healthy and therapeutic mixture of ingredients that promises youth, vitality and beauty from the inside out, naturally.