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Spell of Malaysia and Indonesia in Arabic.

why we have to spell 'Indonesia' as 'اندونيسيا' where it has to use س for 's' but why we have to spell 'Malaysia' as 'ماليزيا' and ز is used for 's'?

For learning: Arabic
Base language: English
Category: Other


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    well , i don't really know ,
    but countries names in arabic are not necessary diven from the english names ,

    ex: egypt in arabic is "misr"

    russia in arabic is "rosia"
    china in arabic is "el sin"
    i think it is the same for other languages also , english names are not the standard.

    This is a foreign term to arabic so it can be spelled anyway as long as it respects the prononciation of the original term

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