Malays (ethnic group)

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Malays
Melayu
ملايو
Perkahwinan.jpg
Malays at a weddin.
Tot population
(c. 24.38 million)
Regions wi signeeficant populations
Malaysie Malaysie: 14,749,378[1]
Brunei Brunei: 261,902[2]
Native aurie.
Indonesie Indonesie5,365,399[3]
Thailand Thailand1,964,384[4]
Singapore Singapore653,449[5]
Diaspora.
Sooth Africae Sooth Africae~200,000[6]note
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka40,189[7]note
Australie Australie33,183[8]
Unitit Kinrick Unitit Kinrick~33,000[9]
Myanmar Myanmar~27,000[10]
Leids
Offeecial: Dialects: Ithers:
Releegion
All
Star and Crescent.svg Sunni Islam

^ note: Heichly naituralised population o mixed origins, but uisin the 'Malay' identity

Malays (Malay: Melayu, Jawi: ملايو) are an ethnic group o Austronesian fowks predominantly inhabitin the Malay Peninsula, eastren Sumatra an coastal Borneo, as well as the smawer islands which lie atween these locations — auries that are collectively kent as the Malay warld.

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