Mastering Japanese will take from you 2200 hours or 88 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 3 point.
Learning Malay might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 36 hours or 900 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is -.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Japanese in Japan, merican Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and USA.
Number of native speakers is about 122,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 123,000,000. The biggest country in which Japanese is used as a native language is Japan.
Native speakers of Malay are mostly from Malaysia and are about 77,000,000 people.
Malay are spoken fluently by 300,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and East Timor, Parts of Thailand.
Japanese came from Japonic language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Malay language.