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(Placename) a variant spelling of Malacca
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(məˈlæk ə, -ˈlɑ kə)

1. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 504,502; 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 295,999.
3. Strait of, a strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula.
Also, Melaka (for defs. 1,2).
Ma•lac′can, adj., n.
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