Laguages spoken in Kuala Lumpur


#1 Bahasa Malaysia

bahasa malaysia

The Malay language or Bahasa Malaysia is the main language spoken in Kuala Lumpur. Whether you are talking to a local that is Malay, Chinese or Indian, knowing the Malay language is definitely an advantage. The Malay language is very similar to the Indonesian language. If you know a little of Indonesia, many of your vocabulary would be applicable here.

#2 English


Being an ex British colony, English is widely spoken in KL. Almost everyone in the city can manage at least a basic knowledge in English. For the average tourist, knowing English is sufficient to get you by while traveling in Malaysia.

#3 Mandarin and Cantonese

chinese language

Due to the large Chinese population in the city, Mandarin and Cantonese is widely spoken everywhere.

#4 Tamil and Hindi

indian language

A small portion of KL’s denizens can speak Tamil or Hindi.



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