Language Info

Malay written in Arabic script

Below you'll find all the characters used to write this language and all the countries where this language is used.

Alternate Scripts for Malay

  • Malay can also be written using the Latin script

Standard Characters

The minimal characters required for this language

Auxiliary Characters

Additional letters (beyond the minimal set) used in foreign or technical words found in typical magazines, newspapers, etc..

Punctuation Characters

The marks used to separate sentences and to clarify meaning

Unicode Blocks

Malay uses characters from the following Unicode blocks


    The worldwide literate language population for Malay is 12,009,398 people across 3 countries.


    11,986,725 people
    4.60% literate in Malay


    22,179 people

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands

    494 people


    Our data is sourced from a number of places, and we want to give them credit here. We use ISO639 codes for the country codes that support the language.

    1. Unicode CLDR
    2. CLDR Exemplar Characters