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The outstanding characteristic of Malaysia's population today is its highly variegated ethnic mix makers it one of the prime examples of a multi-racial society in the whole world. The multi-ethnic character of malaysia's population has come into being over the course of the last 150 years. Broadly speaking Malaysia's ethnic groups fall into two main categories: those with culture affinities indigenous to the region and to one onother, who are classified as bumiputera; and those whose cultural affinities lie outside.
Malaysia is a multi-cultural nation of friendly, warm hearted people. It has population of 17.9 million people. Penisular Malaysia has 14.6 million people while Sabah and Sarawak have 3.3 million people.

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