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Culture of Malaysia

People in Malaysia speak the Malaysian language. The linguistic diversity of Malaysia is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Malaysia is 0.597. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 72.8% of Malaysia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Malaysia. The rate of urbanization in Malaysia is considered to be 3. According to data on inbound tourists in Malaysia, 25,715,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Malaysia is called 'Negaraku', which in English means 'My Country'. It was adopted in 1957. The music has been composed by Pierre-Jean de Béranger.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Malaysia was opened on 29 April 1982, and it was located in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. At the moment Malaysia has 314 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 14.% of the population of Malaysia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Malaysia consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 76.2% beer, 2% wine, 21.8% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Malaysia is nasi lemak. Other national dishes include satay, laksa, roti canai.