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Ma·lay

 (mə-lā′, mā′lā′)
n.
1. A member of a people inhabiting the Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago.
2. The Austronesian language of the Malays. Also called Bahasa Melayu.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Malays or their language.
2. Of or relating to Malaysia, the Malay Peninsula, or the Malay Archipelago.

[Obsolete Dutch Malayo, from Malay Melayu.]

Ma·lay′an (mə-lā′ən) adj. & n.

Malay

(məˈleɪ)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of a people living chiefly in Malaysia and Indonesia who are descendants of Mongoloid immigrants
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the Malays or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to the Malays or their language

Ma•lay

(ˈmeɪ leɪ, məˈleɪ)
n.
1. a member of a people of Southeast Asia comprising the principal inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula, adjacent parts of E Sumatra, and the intervening islands and living in many coastal settlements on Borneo, Sumatra, and other islands of the Indonesian archipelago.
2. the Austronesian language of the Malays.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malay - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay ArchipelagoMalay - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
Malaya, Malaysia - a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957
Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
2.Malay - a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
Western Malayo-Polynesian - a western subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
Bahasa Kebangsaan, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Melayu, Malaysian - the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
Bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian - the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
Adj.1.Malay - of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay ArchipelagoMalay - of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago; "Malay peoples"; "Malayan syllable structure"
Translations
Malajecmalajskýmalajština
Malaja
malaiji
maláj
bahasa Melayu
マレー語
malayisk
malajski
Malajecmalajskýmalajština
malajiska
tiếng Mã laitiếng Mã-lai

Malay

[məˈleɪ]
A. ADJmalayo
B. N
1. (= person) → malayo/a m/f
2. (Ling) → malayo m

Malay

[məˈleɪ]
adjmalais(e)
n
(= person) → Malais(e) m/f
(= language) → malais m

Malay

adjmalaiisch; the Malay Archipelagoder Malaiische Archipel; the Malay Peninsuladie Malaiische Halbinsel, die Halbinsel Malakka
n
Malaie m, → Malaiin f
(Ling) → Malaiisch nt

Malay

[məˈleɪ]
1. adjmalese
2. n (person) → malese m/f; (language) → malese m
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