Mastering Mandarin 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 Mandarin in China, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam.
Number of native speakers is about 910,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 990,000,000. The biggest country in which Mandarin is used as a native language is People’s Republic of China (PRC).
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.
Mandarin came from Sino Tibetan language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Malay language.