Mastering Portuguese will take from you 575-600 hours or 23-24 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 1 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 Portuguese in Members of the European Union, Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Macau, Verde Islands, São Tomé and Príncipe.
Number of native speakers is about 204,300,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 300,300,000. The biggest country in which Portuguese is used as a native language is Portugal.
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.
Portuguese came from Romance branch of the Indo-European language family.
Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family is the origin of Malay language.