Malay Translation Services
Lingua Translations is a professional language service provider offering high quality Malay translation and interpreting services. All of our Malay translation and interpreting services are undertaken by fully qualified native speakers of Malay who are registered members of various professional bodies and associations.
Our Malay translators and interpreters work across a large range of sectors; business, legal, financial, public, technical, multimedia, sports, and many more as detailed throughout our website.
Location Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Language family Austronesian
Related languages Indonesian
Number of global speakers Around 18m speakers of Standard Malay worldwide
- Sourcing a Malay translation
Quality should always be a major factor in your choice of translation company. We also believe that trust is a major element to consider too in deciding who to give full responsibility for you Malay translation project to.
That’s why we strive to offer the very best customer service from the moment you get in touch, allaying any concerns you may have and explaining our procedures clearly and efficiently. We understand that sourcing a provider of professional Malay translations can be a difficult task, so we’ll help you as much as possible every step of the way.
We put all our trust in our expert Malay linguists to produce a superb piece of work for you, and we know that in turn you can put your trust in us to provide you with a high quality service from start to finish.
At Lingua Translations we only ever work with in-country, native speaking Malay translators who have at least five years’ professional experience in Malay translation, and who only translate into their mother tongue, ensuring supreme accuracy at all times.
Our Malay translation experts all have set specialisms and knowledge of particular industry sectors and fields, meaning we are able to handpick a Malay translator based purely upon their expertise in relation to the subject of your text.
Whether you need a Malay translation of a certificate, document, publication, marketing material, website, or any other text in any format whatsoever, we have the perfect Malay translators to you.
- Malay translation – a language overview
Malay is an Austronesian language and the official national language of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Malay is also one of the official languages of Singapore, as well as being an official language in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean.
The total number of global speakers of Standard Malay stands around 18 million. Malay mustn’t be confused with Indonesian, which is a form of Malay and has around 170 million speakers.
Malay dates back to around 683-86 AD, when it is believed the earliest known inscriptions were found. These inscriptions were written in an Indian script during what would have been the time of the kingdom of Srivijaya, and they were discovered in southern Sumatra, as well as on the island of Bangka.
Malay adopted an adapted version of the Arabic script as its writing system in the 14th century, due to the presence of Islam in southeast Asia. However, in the 17th century, due predominantly to British and Dutch influence, the Latin alphabet replaced the Arabic script.
Jawi, based on the Arabic script, retains co-official status in Brunei and Malaysia though.