Malay language resources – Language Links Database

Malay (/məˈleɪ/; Malay: bahasa Melayu; Jawi: بهاس ملايو; Rejang: ꤷꥁꤼ ꤸꥍꤾꤿꥈ) is an Austronesian language officially spoken in Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore and unofficially spoken in East Timor and parts of Thailand.

More information: Wikipedia

Native to: Indonesia, Malaysia, East Timor, Brunei, Singapore, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Native speakers: L1 – 77 million (2007)Total (L1 and L2): 200–250 million (2009)

Malay Grammar and Pronunciation

Malay Reading Materials

Malay Dictionaries

Malay Listening and Video Resources

  • Colloquial Malay: The Complete Course for Beginners - “is a complete course for beginners given in audio files that can easily be downloaded to any device, for listening and use anywhere. The way the colloquial Malay language is presented was developed by a language teacher with years of experience, so you know you’re in good hands when it comes to learning the type of Malay that’s written and spoken in common use today.”
  • Excuse My Malayness - “Welcome to our podcast, we are just two malay guys discussing our ideas and thoughts on each episode.”
  • Bahasa Melayu Alkitab (besarkan) - “If you’re familiar with religious texts, then you might find this podcast spoken entirely in Malay to be a good fit for your language-learning journey.”
  • YT Playlist “Speak Malay Like Local”

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