Friday, 1 March 2013

Demographics of Brunei

Demographics of Brunei

Information About Brunei Darussalam demographic, The official language of the nation is Malay (Malay: Bahasa Melayu), although an important minority speak Chinese. The local variety of Malay (Kedayan or Bukit Malay), spoken natively by two thirds of the population, is quite divergent from and unintelligible to Standard Malay. The most important 
aboriginal languages are Iban, and two languages called Tutong, each with about 20,000 speakers.

English is also widely spoken and there is a relatively large expatriate community with significant numbers of British and Australian citizens.

* Malay 66.3%,
* Chinese 11.2%,
* Indigenous 3.4%,
* Other 19.1% (2004 est.)

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