#1 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.
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
Due to the large Chinese population in the city, Mandarin and Cantonese is widely spoken everywhere.
#4 Tamil and Hindi
A small portion of KL’s denizens can speak Tamil or Hindi.
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