We are of diverse ethnicities, cultures, languages, and religions – Ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians, and the “indigenous” peoples of Malaysia (aka Bumiputera, literally “sons of the earth.”)
Malaysia’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia, a form of Malay. English is also used. Malaysians speak up to 140 additional languages as mother tongues and the indigenous people speak over 100 local languages
Officially, Malaysia is a Muslim country but our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. It also defines all ethnic Malays as Muslims. We have Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, followers of Chinese philosophies such as Confucianism or Taoism, and those listed as no religion or of indigenous faith.