Malaysia Demography

Malaysia Demography - Malaysia Demography Malays form the...

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Malaysia Demography Malays form the majority of the population of Malaysia and all of them are defined as Muslims (Islam is the national religion). There are sizable Chinese and Indian communities as well. Malay is the national language of the country, but English is widely spoken in major towns and cities across the country. The Chinese population in Malaysia are somewhat similar to the Japanese: most Chinese do little more than give lip service to religion for most of their lives—a typical Chinese wedding tends to be more like a Western wedding than a traditional Chinese wedding . The Chinese community in Malaysia speaks a wide variety of Chinese dialects, including Mandarin Chinese, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, and Teochew. A majority of the Chinese in Malaysia, especially those from the larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Ipoh, Klang, and Penang speak decent English as well. An increasing number of the present-generation Chinese consider English as their first language. The Chinese have historically been dominant in the Malaysian business and
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