Best Malay-Indonesian Websites


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Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. It is the national language of Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia
and it is one of four official languages of Singapore. It is spoken natively by 40 million people across the Malacca
Strait, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, and has
been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak and West Kalimantan in Borneo.
The total number of speakers of the language is more than 215 million. Wikipedia Site

Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia [ba'hasa indone'sia]) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized register of Malay,
an Austronesian language that has been used as a lingua franca in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries.
Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world. Of its large population, the majority speak Indonesian,
making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.Wikipedia Site

  • This site all in Malay.

  • This site all in Indonesian.

    n.b. Not my translations but from GOOGLE

  •    The most recently added NEW MALAY SITES

       Malay Lessons    Help with Malay Vocabulary Words    Malay Quizzes & Drills

       Malay Verbs    Try some quizzes on Malaysia    Play Games in Malay

       Malaysian Food with a Quiz
       Indonesian Language Websites and Quizzes on the Country

  • Jim's 26 Best Language Homepage in Indonesian

  • Jim's 26 Best Language Homepage in Malay

       Malay-Indonesian Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips

    Calling All Malay and Indonesian Teachers

    141 enjoyable Malay language learning activities right below

    Teacher. Call on me. I know the answer.

    141 Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Classroom

    The 141 Activities website above translated into Malay

    The 141 Activities website above translated into Indonesian

    Did You Know that "Kakakku kata kuku kaki kiriku kaku - ku kikis kuku kaki kiriku"
    is the toughest tongue twister in Malay? Try it a couple of times.

    and then give this a shot:
    Jangan coba-coba cium cucu-cucuku kalau cuma mau cium cucu-cucuku cuma-cuma.

    Tempus Fugit : Carpe Deum

    Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. An old Spanish Proverb

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    Enjoy each of the websites below on your
    way to learn Malay and Indonesian. Enjoy.

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    Translator Sites: English -> Malay & Malay -> English

    I love to speak these

    Professor Polyglot

    I am here to teach you Malay and Indonesian so pay attention.

    If you are unable to reward, then make sure you thank.

    And over here you will find Jakarta

  • So you want to learn Malay - Start Here
  • The Malay Language via Wikipedia

  • Malay Verbs
    Sooner or later you are going to have to master the verb forms along
    with vocabulary. If you're trying to learn Malay Verbs which is also called Malaysian,
    check these courses about Verbs in the present past and future tense to help
    you with your Malay grammar.
  • Wikitionary Help for Malay Verbs
  • Malay verb forms using Flashcards
  • Malay Flashcards

  • Malay Dictionary Online Translations using LEXILOGOS
  • English to Malay Dictionary
  • Malay - English Dictionary
  • Another useful English to Malay Dictionary
  • A great map of Malalysia by World Atlas

  • Learn Useful Malay Phrases
  • Learn the words and play the game in Malay
  • Malay language course - exercise on vocabulary
  • Learn to Speak Bahasa Malaysia

  • Learn Basic Malay
  • Malay Grammar Explained
  • Speak Malay with help from YouTube
  • The Numbers in Malay
  • Formal and Informal Malay via YouTube
  • Translate Malay and speak English
  • Songs in Malay
  • Listen to this great song in Malay
  • Lagenda Budak Setan Full Song Latest version (English/Malay Translation)
  • Top song in 2013
  • Translate Malay and speak English
  • Malay Language Courses in Malaysia
  • Earn your LCCI Certificate
    This course aims to introduce conversational Malay language at the elementary
    level that would enable beginners to achieve competency in
    understanding and using basic Malay with confidence.
  • Wisma Bahasa | Indonesian Language Course
    Wisma Bahasa, the first Indonesian Language Course in Yogyakarta, was
    established in 1982. It was initially called Yogyakarta Indonesia Language
    Centre (YILC), Wisma Bahasa has been running Indonesian Language
    training programs for multi-ethnic learners requiring Indonesian language
    services for general and specific purposes.

  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites

    Hey Captain, we're flying in the wrong direction for Malaysia. Let's turn around.
    My GPS says that Malaysia is behind us off to the east.

    With Jim's Great Language Homepage...
    SHREK can leap over donkeys in fifteen languages!
  • ==>Jim's 26 Languages Homepage

    And with this great site we can learn dozens more.

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    Hop in with one of us. We're on our way to Malaysia to learn Malay.

    Jim's Travel Websites. Lots of them.

  • 1,000 Most Common Indonesian Words

  • Learn Indonesian Grammar

  • How to Learn Indonesian

  • What's the best way to learn Bahasa Indonesia?

  • More on Learning Indonesian Grammar
    Trivia time: what is the country that is made up of nearly 18,000 islands and its people speak a single common language? Give up? It's Indonesian. With its rich culture and amazing scenery, it's hard to imagine anyone would not want to visit. If you are thinking of visiting Indonesian or just want to learn the language for fun, now is the best time to do learn Indonesian!

  • Learn all about Indonesia via Wikipedia
    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

  • Grammar Tenses
    Basic Indonesian word order is similar to English. Generally, sentences begin with a subject, followed by a verb (also called a predicate), and then an object.

  • Kelas Bahasa
    This is the language class blog of where even busy people can quickly and easily learn to speak and read bahasa Indonesia, one message at a time.

  • A Quiz on Indonesia
    How much do you know about Indonesia?

  • A National Geographic Quiz on Indonesia
    See how much you know about this Asian archipelago.

  • All about the Indonesian Language - Wikipedia

  • How to learn Indonesian - 10 steps

  • Learning Indonesian

  • Learning Bahasa Indonesia the National Language
    An introduction to Bahasa Indonesia, the national language spoken throughout the Indonesian archipelago.

  • Useful Indonesian phrases
    A collection of useful phrases in Indonesian, the lingua franca of Indonesia and a close relation of Malay.

  • A Free On-Line Indonesian Course

  • Indonesian words for your travel experience

  • TripAdvisor help with words for your travel

  • Indonesian alphabet


  • 71 Interesting Facts about Indonesia by Karen Lehnardt
    The name "Indonesia" is derived from the Latin word Indus meaning "Indian" and the Greek word nesos meaning "island."

  • Avoid that which requires an apology.

    The beautiful green countryside of Malaysia
    Any idea where we might be in this photo?

    "Monolingualism Can Be Cured"

    So start learning Malay today
    Saya boleh cakap bahasa Melayu

    Embrace diversity, reject fear, and you'll enjoy life

  • Now learn Indonesian
  • Headline News in Malaysia

  • Kuala Lumpur Drone View
  • Jakarta Drone View
  • The Major Differences between Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Malaysia Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  • Malaysia Aerial Videography
  • Dozens of images of Malaysia. They each expand.
  • Malay Tongue Twisters
    See how many you can do without stopping. Have fun.
  • Negaraku, Malaysia National Anthem
  • Malay in the United States

  • What is the word for TREE in Malay?
  • Basic Malay. Learn the Language Here
  • Visit Signapore via several YouTube videos
  • Learn Malay Online - Many choices here
  • GOOGLE = Learn Malay Here
  • Tutorial Sites for Learning Malay
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Malay Language Centre of Singapore
  • Berita Harian
  • Quizzes on Languages of the World

  • Learn Malay Playing Games
    One of my favorite sites. Your webmaster.
  • Play Games in Malay
    Lots of suggestions from Google
  • Learn all about Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysian News Headlinles
  • Malay Language Tutorials
  • A List of Free Online Malay Courses
  • A Malay Quiz
    Attn. Works only with Chrome.
  • English - Malay Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Malay Quizzes and Malay Trivia
  • English - Malay Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Malaysia Trivia Quizzes and Games
    Have lots of fun here.
  • Take a quiz on Malay
  • Malay Course from our French friends
  • Basic Malay Course
  • The 25 top Apps for Malay Language (iPhone/iPad)
  • Malay Alphabet and Pronunciation
  • Learn Indonesian
  • SEAsite - Indonesian Home
  • Malay Speaking Countries
    Information on each country.
  • Learn Malay on YouTube
    A series of videos.
  • Learn Malay
    A quick online learning resource.
  • Free Online Malay Tutorials
  • Malay Phrases and Common Sentences
  • Malay Phrasebook from Wikitravel

  • Explore malaysia via beautiful photos
    You can even choose which part of Malaysia you want to explore. Enjoy.

  • Malay Phrases and Greetings
    Plus a game to follow once you learn these phrases.

  • The 1,000 Most Common Malay Words
    A great place to start and for a review.

  • 48 Interesting Facts on Malaysia
  • The top websites in Malaysia
  • The 50 websites of Malaysia
  • The Top Ten Tourist Attractions in Malaysia
  • A visit to Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's modern capital city, is relatively young. It originated in the middle of the 19th century at the junction of the Gombak and Kelang Rivers.
  • Kuala Lumpur 2014
  • Malaysian Airlines Homepage

  • Malaysian Food with a Food Quiz
  • Learning Indonesian

    Take a Quiz on Malaysia

  • How much do you know about Malaysia?
  • Malaysia Trivia Quiz
  • Merdeka Quiz: Are You A True Malaysian?
  • A short quiz on Malaysia
  • Malaysia Quiz - Fun FREE Online Interactive Earth Science Quiz
  • Malaysia History Quiz
  • Why not take a few more now?

    Sea of clouds over Chamonix Valley France

    "If we hang around much longer Donkey,
    we'll be speaking both languages"

    "Shrek, the language site just below is FREE."

  • And with this site we can learn 30 more languages.

    A white stork with her chicks along side an awesome waterfall

  • And now if you are real serious about learning ENGLISH
    Check out my English as a Second Language sites.

  • Text to another language speech translator
    A powerful and fun site with sound and a variety of voices. TRY IT!


    English to Malay or Malay to English

    Google Translations Services
    Good translations in a variety of languages

    This one is another of JIM'S PREFERRED TRANSLATOR SITES...
    with an Auto Detect recognition for malay
    World Lingo
    On Line Translator

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage

    NurShahila binti Amir Amzah, professionally known
    as Shila Amzah, is a Malaysian singer-songwriter,
    record producer, businesswoman, and actress.

    All set for a wedding

    Malay-Indonessian language teacher hints, advice and tips:

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward being a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your malay-indonesian language association plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- ( and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their language classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your malay-indonesian students.

    Keep your malay-indonesian classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your malay-indonesian students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm now 77 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their moccasins." Don't forget to enjoy doing it.

    Jim Becker - BA, Cornell College (Iowa), MA, La Sorbonne (Paris), PhD-ABD, The Ohio State University (Foreign Language Education).

    Major large cities in Malaysia
    Can you name each one?