Malay Peninsula


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Malay Peninsula

also Ma·lay·a  (mə-lā′ə, mā-)
A peninsula of southeast Asia comprising southwest Thailand, western Malaysia, and the island of Singapore.

Malay Peninsula

n
(Placename) a peninsula of SE Asia, extending south from the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand to Cape Tanjong Piai in Malaysia: consists of SW Thailand and the states of Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia). Ancient name: Chersonesus Aurea

Ma′lay Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in SE Asia, consisting of W (mainland) Malaysia and the S part of Thailand. Also called Malaya.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and MyanmarMalay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
West Malaysia - the region of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula
Kingdom of Thailand, Siam, Thailand - a country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay Peninsula; "Thailand is the official name of the former Siam"
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Malay, Malayan - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
References in classic literature ?
She had been told that, rough and brutal as they seemed just then, they were not like this all the year round, but were, in fact, quite civil persons save during certain weeks of autumn and winter, when, like the inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, they ran amuck, and made it their purpose to destroy life--in this case harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities--at once so unmannerly and so unchivalrous towards their weaker fellows in Nature's teeming family.
Siam was made part of the Empire, and, in spite of all that England could do, Burma and the Malay Peninsula were overrun; while all along the long south boundary of Siberia, Russia was pressed severely by China's advancing hordes.
The Jahai, who live in the Malay Peninsula, were as good at describing smells as they were colours, and they were much better than English speakers - we wanted to know what was going on, exactly.
The major Sundaland corridor was submerged as a result and the land connecting the islands of Borneo, Java, and Sumatra to the Malay Peninsula and mainland Asia disappeared into the ocean, isolating these creatures in a fast flooding area.
4 -- The tropical depression that moved in from the Malay Peninsula into a region over the Andaman Sea, is finally turning into a Depression, while heading towards an area over the Bay of Bengal.
Bordered on its northern side by the Malay Peninsula and on the southern side by the island of Sumatra, it was the main connection between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.
Together, they depict how the region around Java, Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula fundamentally shaped not only the development of mercantile capitalism but also understandings of maritime international law.
Most ethnographers believe that the Fijian people migrated to the Pacific from Southeast Asia via the Malay Peninsula.
Bradley argues that Shaykh Da'ud was unflinchingly devoted to leading Patani communities to a form of rejuvenation in his multiple roles as a translator of classical Islamic literary works, as a transmitter of legal and mystical debates in Mecca and 'centuries of Arabic scholastics' to the Malay peninsula, and as a propagator of Shafi'i law and the Shattariya tariqa (Sufi path).
From a European perspective (filtered through the Arabs) the Cantino Planisphere of 1502, shows, at the end of the Malay Peninsula, the placename 'Bargungaparaa'.
By George The island's historic capital, Georgetown, was the first British settlement in the Malay Peninsula and has been awarded Unesco World Heritage status.