[muh-ley-uh] /məˈleɪ ə/
Federation of. Formerly Malay States, Malayan Union. a former federation of 11 states in the S : a British protectorate 1948–57; now forms part of Malaysia. 50,690 sq. mi. (131,287 sq. km).
Capital: Kuala Lumpur.
Compare (def 1).
States of the Federation of Malaya, part of Malaysia, in the S Malay Peninsula, constituting Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the former Federated Malay States, the former Unfederated Malay States, and the former Straits Settlements. Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Pop: 17 144 322 (2000). Area: 131 587 sq km (50 806 sq miles)
Federation of Malaya, a federation of the nine Malay States of the Malay Peninsula and two of the Straits Settlements (Malacca and Penang): formed in 1948: became part of the British Commonwealth in 1957 and joined Malaysia in 1963
[mal-uh-yah-luh m] /ˌmæl əˈyɑ ləm/ noun 1. a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India. /ˌmælɪˈɑːləm/ noun 1. a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala 1837, Dravidian language of Malabar, from Dravidian Malayali, from mala “mountain” + al “possess.”
/ˌmælɪˈɑːlɪ/ noun 1. a speaker of the Malayalam language
[muh-ley-uh n] /məˈleɪ ən/ adjective, noun 1. . /məˈleɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Malaya or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Malaya
noun 1. an extensive island group in the Indian and Pacific oceans, SE of Asia, including the Greater and Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, and the Philippines. noun 1. a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, between SE Asia and Australia: the largest group of islands in the world; includes over 3000 […]