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Malaysia - Wikipedia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

Malaysia has its origins in the Malay kingdoms which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire, along with the British Straits Settlements protectorate. Peninsular Malaysia was unified as the Malayan Union in 1946. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with North Borneo, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963 to become Malaysia. In 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation.

The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in its politics. About half the population is ethnically Malay, with large minorities of Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indians, and indigenous peoples. While recognising Islam as the country's established religion, the constitution grants freedom of religion to non-Muslims. The government system is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on common law. The head of state is the king, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He is an elected monarch chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister. The country's official language is Malaysian, a standard form of the Malay language. English remains an active second language.



Languages Web page titles
Afrikaans Maleisië
Albanian Malajzia
Amharic ማሌዢያ
Arabic ماليزيا
Azerbaijani Malayziya
Basque Malaysia
Belarusian Малайзія
Bengali মালয়েশিয়া
Bosnian Malezija
Bulgarian Малайзия
Burmese မလေးရှားနိုင်ငံ
Catalan Malàisia
Cebuano Malaysiya
Chinese 马 来 西 亚
Croatian Malezija
Czech Malajsie
Danish Malaysia
Dutch Maleisië
English Malaysia
Esperanto Malajzio
Estonian Malaisia
Finnish Malesia
French Malaisie
Galician Malaisia
Georgian მალაიზია
German Malaysia
Greek Μαλαισία
Gujarati મલેશિયા
Haitian Creole Malezi
Hausa Maleziya
Hawaiian Malaisia
Hebrew מלזיה
Hindi मलेशिया
Hungarian Malajzia
Icelandic Malasía
Ilocano Malaysia
Indonesian Malaysia
Irish An Mhalaeisia
Italian Malaysia
Japanese マ レ ー シ ア
Javanese Malaysia
Kannada ಮಲೇಶಿಯ
Kazakh Малайзия
Khmer ម៉ាឡេស៊ី
Korean 말레이시아
Kurdish Malezya
Kyrgyz Малайзия
Lao ປະເທດມາເລເຊຍ
Latin Malaesia
Latvian Malaizija
Lithuanian Malaizija
Macedonian Малезија
Malagasy Malezia
Malay Malaysia
Malayalam മലേഷ്യ
Maltese Malażja
Maori Marēhia
Marathi मलेशिया
Mongolian Малайз
Nepali मलेसिया
Norwegian Malaysia
Nyanja Malaysia
Oromo Maleeshiyaa
Pashto مالیزیا هیواد
Persian مالزی
Polish Malezja
Portuguese Malásia
Punjabi ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ
Romanian Malaysia
Russian Малайзия
Scots Gaelic Malaidhsia
Serbian Малезија
Samoan Malaysia
Shona Malaysia
Sindhi ملائيشيا
Sinhala මලයාසියාව
Slovak Malajzia
Slovenian Malezija
Somali Malaysiya
Spanish Malasia
Sundanese Malaysia
Swahili Malaysia
Swedish Malaysia
Tagalog Malaysia
Tajik Малайзия
Tamil மலேசியா
Telugu మలేషియా
Tetum Malázia
Thai ประเทศมาเลเซีย
Turlmen Malaýziýa
Turkish Malezya
Ukrainian Малайзія
Urdu ملائیشیا
Uyghar مالايسىيا
Uzbek Malayziya
Vietnamese Malaysia
Welsh Maleisia
Yiddish מאלייזיע
Yoruba Malaysia
zulu Malaysia


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