More people speak Malay than Hindi?

N. Kodama kdm at IZM.BBIQ.JP
Sun May 29 07:01:53 UTC 2005

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One thing I would like to point out is:
Validity of their claim rests on what they mean by "commonly used
Common orthography both for Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malay, enabling
international exchange written in the language.
Respectable literacy in countries at least as multilingual as China is.

They could claim that Malay is commonly used the way Spanish or French
is, and Hindi or Japanese is not.

N. Kodama

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