Malay

Malay Interpreting & Translation Services

Aplomb Translations provides Malay translation and interpreting services.

Malay is an Austronesian language that is an official language of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, and that is also spoken in East Timor and parts of the Philippines and Thailand. Altogether, it is spoken by 290 million people (including 260 million in the “Indonesian” literary standard) across Maritime Southeast Asia.

As the bahasa kebangsaan or bahasa nasional (“national language”) of several states, Standard Malay has various official names. In Malaysia, it is designated as either Bahasa Melayu Malaysia (“Malaysian Malay”) or also Bahasa Melayu (“Malay language”). In Singapore and Brunei, it is called Bahasa Melayu (“Malay language”). In Indonesia, an autonomous normative variety called Bahasa Indonesia (“Indonesian language”) is designated the bahasa persatuan/pemersatu (“unifying language” or lingua franca). Usage of the term “Malay” (bahasa Melayu) is restricted in Indonesia to refer to vernacular varieties of Malay indigenous to areas of Central to Southern Sumatra and West Kalimantan.

Malay, also called Court Malay, was the literary standard of the pre-colonial Malacca and Johor Sultanates and so the language is sometimes called Malacca, Johor or Riau Malay (or various combinations of those names) to distinguish it from the various other Malayic languages. According to Ethnologue 16, several of the Malayic varieties they currently list as separate languages, including the Orang Asli varieties of Peninsular Malay, are so closely related to standard Malay that they may prove to be dialects. There are also several Malay trade and creole languages based on a lingua franca derived from Classical Malay as well as Makassar Malay, which appears to be a mixed language.

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To safeguard translators’ professional IDs (often used fraudulently), mitigate risks of use of fraudulent translations and verify the ID of translators, Aplomb created our innovative in-house solution for ID and skill set verification of translators to create a unique database of Aplomb Certified translators approved to carry out work.

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Aplomb’s certified translations are back checkable to our database. We ensure your translation is carried out and signed by the required professional to meet the guidelines of the jurisdiction of your choice.

How does Aplomb ensure Quality?

Linguists are experienced, qualified professionals, carefully selected by Aplomb.

Top world linguists chose to work with Aplomb and we maintain exceptional working relationships with our translators to ensure we can deliver the highest quality, securely and on time.

Aplomb individually tailors every job, matching our best skilled translators and interpreters to both the specialist field and language pairs for each matter.

All work is treated as confidential. We put confidentiality agreements in place. We adhere to client security requirements and adapt our processes where relevant.

Work is mainly done by translators within the UK and the EU, but to comply with customers’ regulatory and security compliance, where requested we are able to restrict the geographic location of assignments.

ID credentials and professional qualifications checked. We know who is handling your IP.

We have confidentiality agreements with all our translators and interpreters. 

Translations are proofread by the initial linguist, then checked again. This ensures our high standard of professional quality. 

Every Aplomb translation is thoroughly checked by our managers in-house. Some translations will be edited several times before being delivered to you. We do this in a way that guarantees your translation is delivered on time, and to a high standard. 

Translations have a 30-day guarantee – full terms & conditions are available here.

Extreme Speed is achieved by a coordinated team of translators whose work is then brought together and collated for consistency by a single editor.

From Quote to Delivery, all work is thoroughly overseen and checked by our Aplomb-certified translation managers.

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