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By Dipika Mukherjee

Malaysia has lengthy been a melting pot of assorted cultures and ethnicities, together with the 3 biggest populations, the Malay, chinese language, and Indians. regardless of this, efforts to enforce multilingualism, encouraged by way of language educators and coverage makers, were marred via political and non secular affiliations. Drawing on twenty years of box study, this well timed research of language version in Malaysia is a vital contribution to the knowledge not just of linguistic pluralism within the kingdom, but in addition of the Indian Diaspora, and of the results of language switch on city migrant populations. The examine offered right here might be of curiosity to students of Southeast Asian and South Asian Studies.

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