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Malay (Bahasa Malaysia) is an official language of Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. There are about 23 million speakers. Malay belongs to the Western Malayo-Polynesian group of the Austronesian family of languages, which also includes the languages of Indonesia and the Philippines. Malay is normally written using Latin alphabet, although a modified Arabic script also exists.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Malay-English and the English-Malay lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
Download our free dictionary for Android! Browse the wordlists, look up words and practice your vocabulary at your own rhythm. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Moosa Abdulla. Many thanks also to Wu-Kung Sun for sending us an update.
List status: © Moosa Abdulla
Malay > English: 9,926 words
English > Malay: 10,471 words
Last update: April 5, 2020
First upload: August 20, 2007
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The best website to learn Malay online for free is this Bahasa Malaysia course. There are 64 lessons with sound clips.