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Malay Translation

 

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We only translate Malay for business and government institutions directly. To assist individuals, we have gathered information on translating a wide range of personal documents such as Birth Certificates, Passports and Passport Stamps, Driver Licenses, Criminal Records and Criminal Clearances, Marriage Licenses, School Transcripts, and Diplomas and Degrees. Please visit HERE!




Malay to English and English to Malay Translation Services

* Old Malay used from 682 – 1500 C.E. is also known as Bahasa Melayu Kuno and was mostly written using the Rencong, Pallava, and Kawi scripts, there is also extensive use of the Jawi script blended with Sanskrit.

* The earliest known Malay inscriptions were found in the Southern part of Sumatra and were written in an Indian script.

* The most commonly used modern Malay alphabet is known as Tulisan Latin consists of the same 26 ISO basic letters of the Latin alphabet without diacritics, while the other is Jawi which is a modified Arabic script.

 

Samples of Malay Translation and Interpretation Services

* We have performed several translation services for the Malaysian government.


About the Malay Language

* Standard Malay is spoken by around 18 million people around the world, mostly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand, however there are approximately 170 million people who speak Indonesian which is a form of Malay.

* Malacca is a Malaysian state on the southwest coast of the Malay Peninsula that embraced the Islamic faith and its prominence led to the Malay language spreading along with the spread of Islam.

* The Malay language absorbed many words from Arabic, Persian and Hindi vocabulary as well as the Arabic rhetorical style.

* The Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511 and began persecuting Muslims which led to the rise of Bintan and Penyengat as Malay language centers and in the 17th Century the great Romances or Hikayat began to emerge.

* Late Modern Malay used from 1850 – 1957 absorbed words from Portuguese, Dutch and English and was also used by Dutch scholars to translate the bible into Malay.

* The first pro-Arabic Malay grammar book called Bustanul-Katibin was completed by Malaysian scholar Raja Ali Haji and the publication of the first Malaysian language newspapers using both Arabic and Latin scripts.

* In 1941 Malay was codified into the three volume Pelita Bahasa Melayu by the respected Malay scholar known as Za'ba.

* After 1957 Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei established national language planning centres in an effort to standardise their versions of Malay, however their first effort called Ejaan Melindo was too impractical.

 

Interesting Facts about Malay

* The largest cave in the world can quite easily hold a Boeing 747 and is located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak.

* There are trees found only in Sarawak that are believed to have properties which may be able to fight the virus that causes AIDS.

 




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About Malay...


Standard Malay is spoken by around 18 million people around the world, mostly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand, however there are approximately 170 million people who speak Indonesian which is a form of Malay.