The Malay Language

Malay is the language of Malaysia (Peninsular). Malay has a classification of Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Malayic, Malayan, and Local Malay.

Regions Spoken: Malay is spoken throughout all of the districts of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak. Malay is also spoken in countries like Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra), Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America

Alternate Name: Some other names for the Malay language are Bahasa Malaysia, Bahsa Malayu, Malayu, Melaju, Melayu, and Standard Malay.

Dialects: Some of the dialects for the Malay language are Trengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Perak (Southern Malay), Sarawak Malay, and Bazaar Malay (Low Malay, Pasae Malay, Pasie Malay, and Trade Malay). Bazaar Malay is used to refer to a lot of regional nonstandard dialects. More than 80% of the language is similar to Indonesian.

Brief History: Malay is an official language and has about 3,000,000 people who speak Malay as a second language. Malay speakers also tend to speak English, Chinese, or/and Tamil. Malay was used in Roman and Arabic scripts, in newspapers, radio and TV programs, and in the Bible from 1733-1993.

Malay Translation Services

We are a professional translation company with experience and a reputation you can trust! Certified to ISO 17100, which mandates EVERY Malay translation be revised / proofread by a second professional Malay translator. This ISO certification is an assurance our translation company has met a wide range of process and quality assurance mechanisms that correlate in providing our clients confidence in our Malay translations.

  • Fast free translation estimates for English to Malay
  • Certified to ISO 17100 for Malay Translation Services
  • Cost-effective rates with no hidden charges.
  • Assigned dedicated project managers
  • Our quality reference list will give you peace of mind.

Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way. Our customer service and quality will bring you back!

Malay Translation for Business

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Our Malay Translation Teams

We have specialist teams of professional linguist in various fields and competences. These translators are experts in their industry, with relevant knowledge and experience. We assign translation teams to work according to their business sector skill sets.

We have a large number of mother tongue Malay translators and interpreters dispersed all around the world. Our global Project Management presence and dispersed teams of Malay translators means that we can offer you real advantages where you have tight turnaround requirements.

Malay Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the Malay speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols and region specific slang can have implications that can be quite different to those intended. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the Malay market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our Malay translators only translate into there native tongue.

Malay Website Localization

In the age of globalization, localizing your website into Malay is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into Malay, retaining its meaning and flavor as per your original content.  Don’t insult your perspective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that does nothing more than show disrespect; not a good start in building a client relationship.  We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, Drupal, PNG, and CMS.