a state in Malaysia, on the W central Malay Peninsula. 3660 sq. mi. (9480 sq. km).
Capital: Alor Star.
Historical Examples

Ang or hang is much employed in Kedah and Perak, and kau in other parts of the peninsula and in Borneo.
A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell

In 1897 Siam restored the nominal authority of Kedah, but the measure was not productive of good.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4 Various

a state of NW Malaysia: under Thai control until it came under the British in 1909; the chief exports are rice, tin, and rubber. Capital: Alor Star. Pop: 1 648 756 (2000). Area: 9426 sq km (3639 sq miles)


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