Mastering Malay will take from you 36 hours or 900 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated - point.
Learning Cantonese might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 2200 hours or 88 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is 3.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Malay in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and East Timor, Parts of Thailand.
Number of native speakers is about 77,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 300,000,000. The biggest country in which Malay is used as a native language is Malaysia.
Native speakers of Cantonese are mostly from People’s Republic of China (PRC) and are about 52,000,000 people.
Cantonese are spoken fluently by 62,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, US.
Malay came from Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family.
Sino Tibetan language family is the origin of Cantonese language.