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.
What the DILG and its attached agencies do is to provide information on drug personalities and activities to PDEA for verification and inclusion in the narco list,' Malaya said in a statement.
Pulido III disclosed that the energy department is requiring "a specific study on ancillary (power reserve) requirements, meaning, do we really need to keep Malaya running as a must-run-unit?
Napocor) as mandated by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, has yet to seek board approval on the privatization of the Malaya facility.
We need barangay officials who will help the government clear these areas of drug pushers," Malaya said.
The war was over control of the Federation of Malaya - formed by the patchwork of states on the Malayan peninsula, all of which were then British colonies.
com/2017/07/19/code-black-season-3-melanie-chandra-leaving-malaya-pineda/) TV Line , Melanie Chandra, who played the role of Malaya since Season 1, will no longer be part of the upcoming episodes.
He was stationed as an air liaison officer at an RAF/RAAF/ RNZAF squadron in Malaya when they found that during Japanese air attacks he did not join the others in slit trench shelters but returned to his hut.
Although historians have examined these matters in some detail, much can still be gleaned from new approaches and new source materials about the postwar histories of Malaya and Singapore.