Language Info

Malay written in Latin 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 Arabic 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 24,773,491 people across 3 countries.


23,536,500 people
75.00% literate in Malay


824,450 people
14.00% literate in Malay


412,541 people
93.00% literate in Malay


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