Malaya


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Ma·lay·a

 (mə-lā′ə, mā-)

Malaya

(məˈleɪə)
n
1. (Placename) States of the Federation of Malaya part of Malaysia, in the S Malay Peninsula, constituting Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the former Federated Malay States, the former Unfederated Malay States, and the former Straits Settlements. Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Pop: 17 144 322 (2000). Area: 131 587 sq km (50 806 sq miles)
2. (Historical Terms) Federation of Malaya a federation of the nine Malay States of the Malay Peninsula and two of the Straits Settlements (Malacca and Penang): formed in 1948: became part of the British Commonwealth in 1957 and joined Malaysia in 1963
3. (Placename) Federation of Malaya a federation of the nine Malay States of the Malay Peninsula and two of the Straits Settlements (Malacca and Penang): formed in 1948: became part of the British Commonwealth in 1957 and joined Malaysia in 1963

Ma•lay•a

(məˈleɪ ə)

n.
2. Federation of, a former federation of states in the S Malay Peninsula: a former British protectorate; now part of Malaysia. 50,690 sq. mi. (131,287 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malaya - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay PeninsulaMalaya - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
godown - (in India and Malaysia) a warehouse
al-Ma'unah - a radical insurgent Islamist group consisting of disaffected middle-class professionals in Malaysia who want to overthrow the government by violent means and set up an Islamic state
Islamic Community, Islamic Group, Jemaah Islamiyah, JI, Malaysia Militant Group, Malaysian Mujahidin Group - a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya - Malaysia's sparkling new capital
East Malaysia - the part of Malaysia that is on the island of Borneo
West Malaysia - the region of Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula
Malay, Malayan - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
Malaysian - a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
Translations

Malaya

[məˈleɪə] N (Hist) → Malaya f

Malaya

[məˈleɪə] nMalaisie f

Malaya

nMalaya nt

Malaya

[məˈleɪə] nla Malesia
References in classic literature ?
I would speak of the bread-fruit tree, very abundant in the island of Gilboa; and I remarked chiefly the variety destitute of seeds, which bears in Malaya the name of "rima.
Theirs was the spirit which upheld Darwin among the gauchos of the Argentine or Wallace among the head-hunters of Malaya.
The second time was the day before yesterday, at daybreak, on the journey at the station of Malaya Vishera, and the third time was two hours ago in the room where I am staying.
The Malayan Emergency was fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaya against Communist insurgents from 1948 to 1960.
As the title suggests, this book compares and contrasts the British approach to counterinsurgency in Malaya with the American approach in Vietnam.
Malaya Watson, who did a good job singing Jennifer Hudson's "I Am Changing," is not very safe.
It is only right to punish this company," Malaya said in a statement.
I did some research and discovered some interesting facts, which I am sure will be of interest to the thousands of veterans who served and fought against the communist terrorists in the jungles of Malaya during the 1950s.
The fighting in Malaya was really hushed up and no-one really talked about it," he says.
Malaya told GMA Network's DZBB radio that 20 more Filipinos have expressed their desire to leave.
I was posted on arrival to 443 BAD (RAOC), the largest ammunition depot in the Far East that supplied the ammunition for the troops fighting up country in Malaya.
A letter formalizing the demand of the Malaya Lolas was also sent by Pinlac's group to Aquino last Monday.