Talk:Malaysian language

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Official language[edit]

Why does this article state this is not an official language anywhere when the Malaysian article states it is an official language of Malaysia? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:07, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. --Joshua Say "hi" to me!What I've done? 10:23, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


I disagree that Jawi should be used in this article. The Rumi script (Latin alphabet) is the official script used by the federal government of Malaysia. While this official status does not preclude the usage of Jawi, since this article is about the standardized form of Malay in Malaysia, the article as well as the infobox should reflect the official, standardized script. --Joshua Say "hi" to me!What I've done? 10:28, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


Malaysia's national language is never called "Malaysian". This is obviously a literal interpretation of the term Bahasa Malaysia. Either stick with "Malay", "standard Malay" or "the Malaysian language". Morinae (talk) 06:31, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Note that there are two articles - Malay language and Malaysian language to represent the two distinct but closely related topics. In the articles, they are referred to as Malay and Malaysian respectively. Doesn't this work? --Merbabu (talk) 06:43, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Many people apparently confuse Malay and Malaysian. Malaysian is a nationality. There was no such thing as Malaysian until 1963, when Malaysia was formed. As of when I'm typing this (4-10-13), I think this article needs a good bit of clean up, partially involving this topic. I'll have to think through exactly how to do this before even attempting to do so, however, because I think I could very easily accidentally make it even worse. Gringo300 (talk) 03:28, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

This article is silly, written by those probably who have no idea what is the official language is. The Constitution clearly states the official language is Malay (in English, it is stated in Malay, and in the Malay version, Bahasa Melayu). I agree with Gringo. Somebody took the phrase Bahasa Malaysia too literally with no appreciation of the nuance behind it. I suggest a merge with the page Malay language. (talk) 02:36, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

It's true that we don't really need an article on the national language of Malaysia, and could sum it up in a section in the Malay language article, but we thought it would be nice to give Malaysia parity with Indonesia, since Indonesian has a separate article. — kwami (talk) 07:55, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Malaysian language[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Malaysian language's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "History":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 16:51, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Malaysian languages[edit]

is a language spoken by Malaysian, Malaysian are clearly consist of 50% malay, 10% other native, 25% chinese , 10% indian , and 5% are consider as other. This is what we call Malaysian, and Malaysian language is consisting of What Malaysian speak daily, for example there are Dayak community in Sarawak, Kadazan Community in Sabah, Chinese community in Malaysia and other, these are Malaysian Languages. It doesnt not make any sense if you are telling me we speak American language whereby consisting of English, french, spanish and etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Captain2123 (talkcontribs) 13:39, 23 August 2012 (UTC)