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A country of southeast Asia consisting of the southern Malay Peninsula and the northern part of the island of Borneo. Malays probably moved into the peninsula c. 2000 bc, eventually reaching northern Borneo and displacing the indigenous Dayaks. Europeans established colonies starting in the 1500s. By the 1900s, Great Britain had established protectorates throughout the lower peninsula, which later formed the Union (1946) and then the Federation (1948) of Malaya. Gaining independence in 1957, it joined with Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak to become the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. Singapore seceded from the federation in 1965. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city.
Ma·lay′sian adj. & n.
1. (Placename) of or relating to Malaysia or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Malaysia or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
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|Noun||1.||Malaysian - a native or inhabitant of Malaysia |
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Bornean - a native or inhabitant of Borneo
Sabahan - a Malaysian from Sabah
Sarawakian - a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
|2.||Malaysian - the Malay language spoken in Malaysia|
Malay - a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
|Adj.||1.||Malaysian - of or relating to or characteristic of Malaysia; "Malaysian police crack down hard on drug smugglers"; "Malayan crocodiles"|
người Malaysiathuộc nước/người/tiếng Malaysia
A. ADJ → malaisio
B. N → malaisio/a m/f