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    Malaysia People - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 17,981,698 (July 1991), growth rate 2.4% (1991)

      Birth rate: 30 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 6 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 29 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 65 years male, 71 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 3.6 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Malaysian(s); adjective--Malaysian

      Ethnic divisions: Malay and other indigenous 59%, Chinese 32%, Indian 9%

      Religion: Peninsular Malaysia--Malays nearly all Muslim, Chinese predominantly Buddhists, Indians predominantly Hindu; Sabah--Muslim 38%, Christian 17%, other 45%; Sarawak--tribal religion 35%, Buddhist and Confucianist 24%, Muslim 20%, Christian 16%, other 5%

      Language: Peninsular Malaysia--Malay (official); English, Chinese dialects, Tamil; Sabah--English, Malay, numerous tribal dialects, Mandarin and Hakka dialects predominate among Chinese; Sarawak--English, Malay, Mandarin, numerous tribal languages

      Literacy: 78% (male 86%, female 70%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 6,800,000; agriculture 30.8%, manufacturing 17%, government 13.6%, construction 5.8%, finance 4.3%, business services, transport and communications 3.4%, mining 0.6%, other 24.5% (1989 est.)

      Organized labor: 660,000, 10% of total labor force (1988)

      NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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