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
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For those of you who are not familiar with this, the Latin term was Chersonesus Aurea The Golden Peninsula.