What type of Chinese do they speak in Malaysia?

Do Malaysian Chinese speak Cantonese?

While it may be quite surprising to many locals in Hong Kong, most ethnic Chinese Malaysians can actually understand and speak Cantonese. Cantonese is predominantly used in the areas of Peninsula Malaysia like the capital city Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and also some parts of East Malaysia.

Are Malaysians Chinese?

Malays make up the majority — according to the 2010 census figures, over 50% of the 28.3 million population (including non-citizens) are Malays. About 22.6% of the population is Chinese Malaysians (Malaysians of Chinese descent) and Indian Malaysians (Malaysians of Indian descent) comprise about 6.6% of the population.

Does Malaysia use Chinese?

The Chinese languages spoken in Malaysia have over the years become localized (e.g. Penang Hokkien), as is apparent from the use of Malay and English loan words. … Mandarin in Malaysia has also been localized, as a result of the influence of other Chinese variants spoken in Malaysia, rather than the Malay language.

Do Chinese Malaysians speak Malay?

Unlike in Indonesia, ethnic Chinese in Malaysia speaking Malay to each other is completely rare and unheard of. But then there are also these Peranakan Chinese who, are not only fluent in the Malay language, but they also use it at home and speak it to their family and other fellow Peranakan Chinese.

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Can Malaysia speak English?

Yes, Malaysians do speak English, so don’t be shy to go ahead and speak as you normally would and they will reply to you in Malaysian English. Of course, there will be some differences in the usage of words, perhaps phonetics and a little Malaysian flare will be added in.

Do they speak Arabic in Malaysia?

Most Malaysians do not speak Arabic and so some of the Muslims among them may be under the false impression that “Allah” is an exclusively Islamic word.

Are Malaysia and China allies?

Economic trade and relations

Malaysia has been China’s top trading partner within Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for five years in a row since 2008.