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|Brief Overview of this Country
Location: Southeastern Asia, peninsula and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam
|Population: 21,793,293 (July 2000 est.) - Capital: Kuala Lumpur|
|Ethnics Groups: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 26%, Indian 7%, others 9%|
|Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai;||Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism; note - in addition, Shamanism is practiced in East Malaysia|
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