Malaya


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Ma·lay·a

 (mə-lā′ə, mā-)
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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
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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).
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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
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Translations

Malaya

[məˈleɪə] N (Hist) → Malaya f
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Malaya

[məˈleɪə] nMalaisie f
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Malaya

nMalaya nt
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Malaya

[məˈleɪə] nla Malesia
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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. It is decreed by a merciful Nature that the human brain cannot think of two things simultaneously, so that if it be steeped in curiosity as to science it has no room for merely personal considerations.
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.
Malaya said the creation of the joint committee was made through a joint order between the two departments, which also directs the temporary suspension of the processing and computation of such credits and allowances for a period of 10 working days.
"The Service of Process Convention will address court delays and simplify the serving of summons and other court documents in a foreign jurisdiction," Malaya told reporters in an interview on the sidelines of the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law in Manila.
He stressed after Singapore's withdrawal from the federation of Malaysia, Sarawak, Sabah and Malaya did not sign any supplementary agreement to validate their union.
In the case of Malaya, we will need to enter into an asset purchase agreement [APA] with the bidder.
With this, Malaya explained the DILG based on the data submitted by the police and the military will first make an assessment and then make the necessary recommendation to President Duterte.
The others were stripped of their police powers for failure to stop terrorism and allegedly supporting extremist groups in Mindanao, Malaya told radio dzMM.
Ante-post favourite Monsieur Lecoq momentarily looked as if he had the race won when storming into the lead at the second-last flight under Chester Williams, with Malaya hitting it hard and stumbling, all but unseating Cobden.
But there was more to like about Malaya's fourth to stablemate Brio Conti at Ascot three weeks ago.