Malay language


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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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Ahmad "A Malay language document retrieval system: An experimental approach and analysis" Phd Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia 1995.
15) He embossed out any uncertainty towards the Malay position when he introduced the NEP and fixed the Malay language as the teaching medium in schools and universities.
H2: Chinese consumers will have negative reaction towards the use of Malay language brand name.
The Malay language " C* Dalam Botol" (" C* In a Bottle") tells the story of the relationship between Ruby, a transsexual Muslim man, and her wayward male lover Ghaus.
Ireland is one of those who worship in the Malay language and uses a Bible imported from Indonesia where ''Allah'' is widely used by Christians without any problem.
As the commonly held definition of Malay is one who practices the Islamic religion, has a Malay way of life and uses the Malay language, non-Malay Bumiputeras who are Muslims often adopt Malay culture and identity.
It says the Arabic word "Allah" referred to God even before Islam and that it has been used for centuries as the word for God in the Malay language.
The battle over who has the right to use Allah was earlier sparked by a local Catholic weekly newspaper, the Herald, which translated God as Allah in its Malay language section.
He threw himself into the study of Malay language, literature, history and law, his most special affection being for natural history
According to the Associated Press (AP), officials in Malaysia will begin fining individuals who incorrectly use the Malay language.