Malaysia adopted the name in 1963 when the united Singapore, North Borneo, Sarawak, and the Federation of Malay in the Union of 14 countries. But the name itself has been used ambiguously to refer to areas in Southeast Asia as before. In a map published in 1914 in Chicago printed the word Malaysia to refer to some regions within the Malay Archipelago thought Ssayasoa Philippines while often name their state "Malaysia", but Malaysia before them to the name in 1963 at the time of Union in 1963, took the other labels in the account, it was another to Angkasuka, according to the historical Kingdom which occupied the upper part of the Malay Peninsula in the first millennium of the birth
There are several theories about the origin of the word or Malai Malaya. Says the most plausible interpretation of the word combination of two words of Tamil / Sanskrit, Malai (hill) and Ur (the city), ie the city of the hill. This name was adopted when the travelers and Indian traders identify the geographic area with about Malaysia at present. Believed that the origin of the word naming the Malay kingdom, the Kingdom of classic emerged between the seventeenth and thirteenth centuries, in the region about the current Darmasoeria in Sumatra. Founded by the community around the river Batangare and gold traders from the area of remote Minanczykapau. Added later - Sia from Latin / Greek, making Malaysia the name literally means land of the Malays
Archaeological research reveals the presence of traces of that phase in all parts of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. Back to the earliest evidence that humans inhabited the area to 40,000 years. These fishermen are mostly Almizuletyon Simang ancestors, a group Negrotto ethnic origins deep in the Malay Peninsula
Malays, the ancestors of the first more diverse. Although they show some association with the island of South East Asia, linked to each Bonsab in Indochina of the last great ice age, about 20,000 years ago. Anthropologists supports the idea that the ancestors of Malays grew up in what is known today as Greece in China. This was followed by an early Holusena spread across the Malay Peninsula to the island of South East Asia. About 300 BC. AD driven internally by the ancestors of the Malay secondary, a group of Iron Age or Bronze Age descended partly from the Cham people of Cambodia and Vietnam. The ancestors of the first group of secondary Malay Peninsula, which used metal tools, and advances directly to the people of the Malay Malaysian current
Separates the two parts of Malaysia, the main South China Sea. Features a scene in the two parts of the country's western and eastern coastal plains, which rise often to form hills and mountains covered with dense forest, the highest is Mount Kinabalu, up 4,095.2 meters (13,436 feet) on the island of Borneo. Local climate is tropical and characterized by winds from the south-west monsoon (April - October) and northeast (October - February) monsoons
Consists of the census in Malaysia from many ethnic groups. Malays constitute 50.4% and Albomeybotra 11% of the population by virtue of the constitutional definition, Malays are Muslims and practice traditions (habits) and the Malay culture. Therefore, in practice, can be considered as any Muslim from any ethnic Malays as long as the exercise of Malay tradition and culture, and thus equal rights when it comes to the rights of Malays enshrined in the Constitution
Malays constitute the majority of the population, and play a dominant role politically and are part of a bumiputra. Mother tongue is Malay (Bahasa Malaysia), which is the national language of the country of the assets of the Malay or Javanese or Bugis Manang may speak the languages of their ancestors as well. However, English is used widely in major cities across the country.
While Malay is defined by the Constitution as Muslims, Malay culture has strong influences from Hinduism, Buddhism and biotechnology. Since the Islamist movement in the eighties and nineties, often neglected these aspects or banned altogether. Because of the right of any Muslim spokesman Balamlawih Malaysian Bumiputra privileges, many Muslims converted to non-Malay and Malay customs and clothes in the past few decades. This is particularly the case with the Muslims of the Indian peninsula and Borneo Kadayan
Indians in Malaysia is due mainly to the Tamils from southern India whose mother tongue is Tamil. There are also other communities of Indians speaking Baletilojo, Malayalam, Indian, living mainly in major cities on the west coast of the peninsula. Many of the Indians of the middle and upper classes speak English as their first language. There are 200,000 Muslims from the Tamil community, also thrive as a community of independent sub-culture. Most Indians originally migrated from India as teachers, traders, and other skilled workers. As part was also due to the forced migration from India by the British during the colonial era to work in the farm sector while bringing Punjab originally guards and police officers and soldiers
Hari Merdeka, Holiday workers (May 1 / May), King Birthday Holiday (first Saturday of June) and some other holidays reflect a fault federal official. Muslims in Malaysia celebrate Muslim holidays. Boisa Hari Raya (Hari Raya Aedelftera) is the Malay translation of Eid al-Fitr. And also Hari Raya Haji (Hari Raya Aedeladha), a translation of Eid al-Adha.
The Hindu Diwali Vijtflon / Debavala, a festival of light, while Thaipusam celebration of the visit of pilgrims from all over the country Batu Caves. Malaysians celebrate Sikh New Year Punjab or Beissakhi and encountered during the month known Vaasak, known more commonly as appropriate Vaasakhi. Watching the Indians and other communities of India, the Chinese new year around the same time, such as Bohilla Boicakh of Bangladeshi and Songkran (water festival) for the Thais.