Professional Malay Translation

Fast, affordable & scalable professional Malay translation

Gengo offers on-demand and high-quality Malay translation services at affordable rates. Thousands of companies—both large and small—trust Gengo to fuel their global growth.

Working with Gengo gives you access to thousands of certified translators who have years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and embedded quality tools. Our expert team can help you manage projects of any size to find a flexible, efficient and economical solution for your translation needs.

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Choose between two different levels of quality and pricing to match your needs. All translators have been pre-tested for each level ensuring high quality translations.

STANDARD
From $0.06 /word
Accurate translation of your text by a native speaker. Price perfect to expand your business to new markets.
BUSINESS
From $0.12 /word
Professional translation for formal business use. Detailed attention to tone, subject, and meaning.

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Malay translation tips

Malay vs. Indonesian

When working with English to Malay translations, translators should be careful not to confuse Malay with Indonesian. While the Malay and Indonesian languages are very closely related, and more or less mutually intelligible, there are still differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. While Indonesian is technically a dialect of Malay, they are still different and should not be treated as the same, especially if you are trying to specifically address a Malay audience with your translated content — native speakers will notice the difference.

Other ethnic minorities

Malaysia is comprised of several major ethnic minorities. In fact, Malays make up roughly 50% of the population while Chinese is 25%, Indians are around 7%, and indigenous groups make up another 11%. While thinking about your English to Malay business translation needs, you may want to consider Chinese as another language to translate your projects into in order to reach more of Malaysia and, in turn, China and other countries that read Chinese.

Malay language facts

  • Malay is a major language spoken by those in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, southern Philippines, and Thailand. Standard Malay is also deemed the official language of Malaysia.
  • While there are nearly 18 million people who speak Malay, there are over 200 million people who speak Indonesian, which is considered a form of Malay.
  • The Malay language is written primarily using a Latin alphabet, called Rumi, although there is also an Arabic alphabet called Jawi that is used. Rumi is more common for both formal and informal purposes.
  • Many dialects exist in the Malay language — the more popular of these is the southern dialect, which forms the basis of the standard Malay language, although there are many other major dialects including Bahasa Indonesian (Malay pidgin) and Baba Malay, which is spoken in many Malaysian-Chinese communities.

Malay translation services

Gengo is a leading provider in professional Malay translation, with thousands of qualified translators for your English-Malay business translation needs. We make sure that your projects are delivered with speed and professional quality.

Quality you can trust

Gengo ensures only quality English to Malay translations across all your projects. Our platform is comprised of hundreds of native Malay translators with years of experience translating.

Simple pricing

Enjoy simple and cost-effective per word prices with Gengo. Choose from one of two plans that best suit your business translation needs and we’ll take care of the rest. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

Have tight deadlines to meet and require a quick turnaround? Gengo’s got you covered, with thousands of professional translators working around the clock, from all around the world.

Our areas of expertise

To succeed in the Malay speaking markets, Gengo provides a wide range of document and content types including:

  • Malay website localization
  • Malay mobile app localization
  • Malay game localization
  • Malay product description translation
  • Customer support translation
  • Marketing copy, ads and social media
  • News articles and entertainment
  • Travel listings and guides
  • Malay document translation
  • Emails, letters and more
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