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Malaysia
Malaysia

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam.

Border countries:

    Brunei 381 km, Indonesia 1,782 km, Thailand 506 km.

Cultural Demographics
Population:

23,953,136 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh;
note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia.

Languages Spoken:

Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
note: in addition, in East Malaysia several indigenous languages are spoken, the largest are Iban and Kadazan.

Literacy:
male: 92%
female: 85.4% (2002)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Kuala Lumpur
    note: Putrajaya is referred to as administrative center not capital;
    Parliament meets in Kuala Lumpur.

Number of provinces

13 states (negeri-negeri, singular - negeri) Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Terengganu; and one federal territory (wilayah persekutuan) with three components, city of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya.

Universities go here.

Malaysia


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