a comprehensive term for the former British possessions on the Malay Peninsula and the Malay Archipelago: now part of Malaysia.
a national depository and museum in London, England, housing important collections in archaeology, art, and natural history. noun a museum in London, founded in 1753: contains one of the world’s richest collections of antiquities and (until 1997) most of the British Library
Canada. all parts of the Commonwealth of Nations in or near North America. noun (formerly) Canada or its constituent regions or provinces that formed part of the British Empire
former name of Sabah.
a former British protectorate in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: now the N part of Somalia. noun a former British protectorate (1884–1960) in E Africa, on the Gulf of Aden: united with Italian Somaliland in 1960 to form Somalia (or the Somali Republic); in 1991 the self-styled republic of Somaliland, covering the same […]