English to Malay Translation Projects
We assist organizations with documentation or marketing material (e.g. brochures, manuals, website content, PowerPoint presentations, product labeling, etc.) that are written in Malay and require accurate translation into English.
Of course, in addition to English to Malay and Malay to English translation assignments, we can also assist you with the translation of the world's most popular languages to and from Malay: Arabic ↔ Malay; Spanish ↔ Malay; French ↔ Malay; German ↔ Malay; Italian ↔ Malay; Portuguese ↔ Malay; Russian ↔ Malay; Japanese ↔ Malay; Chinese ↔ Malay; Hindi ↔ Malay; to name but the most popular... We can source translation expertise for virtually any language pair.
Malay Language Style
Our translators, editors and proofreaders render well-written and clearly understandable texts. We place a high value on rendering a finished product that is faithful to the language style of the original text.
Malay to English Translation Projects
We assist businesses in finding the best available Malay to English language translation resources – including experienced Malay language translators (native-speaking Malay if appropriate or required).
In our experience, a Malay language native-speaker may not necessarily be the right translator for the job. (See: Common myths and misconceptions about translation.) Though a native-speaker may be preferable for certain translation assignments, having Malay as a native language may not 'translate into' Malay language expertise (pun intended). An experienced linguist with strong Malay and English language translation credentials, in-depth experience and professional credentials, regardless of native language, may often prove to be a better choice.
Identifying and securing the services of the appropriate Malay language resources is what we do! (Refer to our Malay translation assignment process for information on our Malay translation project management process).
In a nutshell, we use professional translators who have a solid mastery of the Malay language (grammar, spelling, cultural nuances) and a solid understanding of the subject matter.
Once we are confident that the appropriate freelance resources have been identified and certain that we can honour the project deadline, we submit a quote for the translation assignment.
If we cannot secure the appropriate resources, we will do our best to refer you to Malay translation sources of information that we have confidence in.
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The Malay Language Landscape
Population of Malaysia: 25,274,133 (July 2008 est.)
Internet country code: .my
Internet users: 15.868 million (2007)
The Malay language is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people and people of other ethnic groups who reside in the Malay Peninsula, southern Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands and parts of the coast of Borneo.
Malay is an official language of Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore. In Indonesia and East Timor, the language is formally referred to as Bahasa Indonesia, which literally translates as "Indonesian language." It is also called Bahasa Kebangsaan (National Language) and Bahasa Persatuan/Pemersatu (Unifying Language) in Indonesia. In Malaysia, the language is now officially known as Bahasa Malaysia, ("Malaysian language".) Singapore, Brunei and southern Thailand refers to the language as Bahasa Melayu ("Malay language").
In Malaysia, the term Bahasa Malaysia, which was introduced by the National Language Act of 1967, was in use until the 1990s, when most academics and government officials reverted to "Bahasa Melayu," used in the Malay version of the Federal Constitution. According to Article 152 of the Federal Constitution, Bahasa Melayu is the official language of Malaysia. "Bahasa Kebangsaan" (National Language) was also used at one point during the 1970s.
Indonesia pronounced Malay its official language when it gained independence, calling it Bahasa Indonesia. However, the language had been used as the lingua franca throughout the archipelago since the 15th century. Since 1928, nationalists and young people throughout the Indonesian archipelago have declared it to be Indonesia's only official language, as proclaimed in the Sumpah Pemuda "Youth Vow."
Indonesian and Malay are separated by some centuries of different vocabulary development. Indonesian is distinct by its vocabulary from Malay as spoken in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, where the language is known simply as Bahasa Melayu. Bahasa Melayu is defined as Brunei's official language in the country's 1959 Constitution.
Some Malay dialects, however, show only limited mutual intelligibility with the standard language; for example, Kelantanese pronunciation is difficult even for some Malaysians to understand, while Indonesian has a lot of words unique to it that are unfamiliar to other speakers of Malay who are not from Indonesia.
The language spoken by the Peranakan (Straits Chinese, a hybrid of Chinese settlers from the Ming Dynasty and local Malays) is a unique patois of Malay and the Chinese Hokkien dialect, which is mostly spoken in the former Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca.
Sources: CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia – Content available under GNU Free Documentation License
The Global Language Landscape – Languages in Use on the Internet
FreeTranslationClassifieds.com website for Malay Translation resources.
MALAY TRANSLATION BOOK STORE
Everything the web has to offer in terms of bi-directional Malay dictionaries, Malay reference material, Malay translation software and hardware that is of particular interest to translators working with Malay, as well as the Malay translation and linguistics community can be found in the CILFOtranslations.com Malay Translation Bookstore.
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