The Malay (Bahasa Melayu) is a language spoken by people living in the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra and parts of the Borneo coast. It is an official language of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. About 18 million people speak Standard Malay, while there are also about 170 million people who speak Indonesian, which is a form of Malay. Malayan speakers have been reported in schools in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Listen to Juliet Revell who was born on the island of Java, Indonesia but moved to Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire with her husband Gareth in 1988. Since then she has added Welsh to her many languages and has her own column in Fishguard's Welsh language community newspaper, Y Llien Gwyn.
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- 5 May 2011
Explore the history and sounds of Wales' languages from Early Medieval to the present