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Definition of the noun malay

What does malay mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Malays

  1. a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  2. a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages

Alternative definition of the noun malay


  1. A person of Malay ancestry, referring to a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia.
  2. Type of mild curry made with yoghurt and fruit, usually pineapple or lychee.

Definition of the adjective malay

What does malay mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. 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

Alternative definition of the adjective malay


  1. of or relating to the Malays, a people living in Brunei, on the eastern coast of Sumatra, the islands of Bangka and Belitung, the Riau archipelago and the coastal areas of Kalimantan in Indonesia, in most of Malaysia (states where they are politically dominant), in Singapore and in the southernmost provinces of Thailand.
  2. [context: usage generally frowned upon by Malays and Malaysians] of or related to Malaysia, its people and/or culture.
  3. in, of or otherwise relating to Malay, a generic name for the languages spoken by Malays.


Who is Malay?

Malay: James Ho is a songwriter.


Malay is a fictional character from the 2010 film Shake, Rattle & Roll 12.


MALAY is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as fix MALAY, MALAY waypoint, MALAY fix, waypoint MALAY


  1. Malay a.k.a. Malay Language: Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. It is the national language of Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia and it is one of four official languages of Singapore. It is spoken by 270 million people across the Malacca Strait, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, and has been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak and West Kalimantan in Borneo.
  2. Malay is a language.
  3. Malay a.k.a. Malay (macrolanguage) Language is an human language.

Phrases with Malay

  1. Malay World
  2. Malay Gavial
  3. Malay Flathead
  4. malay peninsula
  5. Malay Archipelago
  6. Ambonese Malay

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Malay

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1997)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

south ura Japanese bay Spanish ust'-, ust'ye Russian estuary siid- German south utan Malay forest, woods siidlich German southern utara Indonesian, north suid Afrikaans south Malay suido Japanese channel val Italian valley sul ...

Google previewDictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia (2014)

by Joseph Liow, Michael Leifer

Comprising the Malay Peninsula and much of northern Borneo, Malaysia shares common land and maritime boundaries with Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia, and maritime boundaries with Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam, some of ...

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Photos about Malay

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Small photo of Pahang, Malaysia - Oct 21, 2017: Two Malay Men with Malay Traditional Costumes are fighting during Outing Photo "Senandung Anak Pahang" at Sungai Pandan, Kuantan.Small photo of portrait of malay boy about 3 to 6 years oldSmall photo of candid shot for the malay familySmall photo of malay boy holding green package during hari rayaSmall photo of malay family ,father and sonSmall photo of A small wooden house in Malay Kampung, interior showing its living room with nobody but furniture and decorationSmall photo of A malay muslim boy wearing a traditional malay costume shake and kiss his mother's hand asking for forgiveness. Low key photo. More...

Quotes about Malay

A heavy load should be borne together as well as a light load.
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Scrabble value of M3A1L1A1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MALAY

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