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This article considers the role of the Arabic language in the area covered broadly by the modern state of Malaysia, from the establishment of Islam in the region up to the early 21st century.

Strictly speaking, the term “Malaysia” only applies to the nation established in 1963, consisting of the Federation of Malaya on the Malay Peninsula, Singapore (which withdrew to become an indep…

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Peter G. Riddell, “Malaysia”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 20 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_000283>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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