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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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Proverbs from Malaysia
He who has learned how to steal, must learn how to hang.
A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness.
To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.
Do not measure another man's coat on your body.
The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed.

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