More people speak Malay than Hindi?
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Fri May 27 15:29:33 UTC 2005
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Malay has to face the fact that the fourth place belongs Hindi: The number 420
million (estimate 1997, Breton) is doubtless more than 250 million, while in
terms of reliability of the data and in dialectal variety they seem to be
"Harold F. Schiffman" schrieb:
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> What say you Hindi-wallahs to the claim in this article that Malay
> is the fourth most frequently spoken language in the world, after Chinese,
> English and Spanish?
> Hal S.
> Local Language Experts Attend Secretariat Meeting Of Mabbim
> By Rosli Abidin Yahya
> Bandar Seri Begawan - In an effort to promote the Malay language and
> civilisation, seven experts recently attended the four-day 9th Secretariat
> Meeting of Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia Language Council (or
> Mabbim) in Bogor.
> Led by Hanafiah Hj Zaini, a senior language officer with the Brunei
> Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), the event took place at Hotel Puncak
> Raya in Cisarua from May 10.
> The opening ceremony was officiated by the Head of Indonesia Language
> Centre, Dr Dendy Suguno. The local delegates were divided into four
> clusters. Hanafiah, Dk Sainah Pg Hj Mohammad and Hjh Saddiah Ramli
> represented Brunei in the secretariat sector, Dr Sylviana Moris in dental,
> Dr Hj Jaludin Hj Chuchu and Alipudin Hj Omarkandi in analysis with Rasiah
> Hj Tuah in publication. The gathering was also a follow up to resolutions
> taken during the 44th Mabbim Executive Conference that was held in Mataram
> last March 9 and 11.
> The respective tasks of member nations will be discussed at the 19" Mabbim
> Specialist Conference to be held in Brunei this September. Mabbim has been
> able to unify spelling systems and formed hundreds of thousands of
> terminology in a variety of subjects.
> Malay, spoken by 250 million people, is now the fourth most commonly used
> language in the world after Chinese, English and Spanish. Mabbim was
> formed on May 23, 1972 with country members comprising Indonesia and
> Before the Sultanate joined, the body was known as the Language Council of
> Indonesia and Malaysia (MBIM). Brunei was fully admitted as a member on
> November 4, 1985, after which the council adopted its present name
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