Malay Alphabet – Malay Culture for Kids


When Islam arrived in southeast Asia during the 14th century, the Arabic script was adapted to write the Malay language. In the 17th century, under influence from the Dutch and British, the Arabic script was replaced by the Latin alphabet.

Arabic alphabet for Malay

Malay (Jawi) abjad

Latin alphabet for Malay (and Pronunciation)

A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i
e bi si di i ef ji hec ai
J j K k L l M m N n O o P p Q q R r
je ke el em en ou pi kiu ar
S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z
es ti yu vi dabel
yu
eks wai zed

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