#14 – Malay (77 million)
Malay is the official language in the states of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Cocos Islands. It is likewise utilized as an exchanging language in the the Sulu Archipelago, southern Philippines, including the southern parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula, and the southern Muslim communities of Bataraza and Balabac in Palawan. Malay belongs to Austronesian language family of Malayo-Polynesian group. Old Malay and Classical Malay are the early forms of modern Malay. Indonesian, Malaysian and Brunei Malay are standard forms of Malay. Malay alphabet, Arabic script, Thai alphabet, Pallava alphabet, Kawi alphabet and Rencong alphabet are the writing system of Malay.