Blog Archives

Things to Know about the Malay Language

Malay is a language that belongs to the Austronesian family of languages, a group that encompasses languages spoken in parts of Southeast Asia, the Pacific, a small part of continental Asia and the Indian Ocean, in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Madagascar. It is the official language of Malaysia, Brunei and […]

Tagged with:

Sinhalese, Singhalese or Sinhala?

Sinhala is the officially recognized language in Sri Lanka, along with Tamil. Also known as Sinhalese and previously as Singhalese, it is the language of the Sinhalese people, the largest ethnic group in that country. It belongs to the Indo-European family of languages, which also includes most of the languages ​​of Europe and South Asia. […]

Tagged with:

Where Is Gujarati Spoken?

Its origins Gujarati belongs to the Indo-Aryan language family, which is a branch of the greater Indo-European family. It receives its name from the Indian state where it is the official language: the state of Gujarat, and it uses the Gujarati script, though it originally was written with the Devanagari alphabet. The first manuscripts in […]

Tagged with:

The Languages of Indonesia

Indonesian is the official language of the Republic of Indonesia (which is known as Bahasa Indonesia. Bahasa means ‘language’.). It was declared as the official language upon independence of the republic in 1945. Over 23 million people speak it and it is the equivalent of a Malay dialect. Indonesia’s official language is also spoken in […]

Tagged with: