Associations to the word «Malay»


MALAY, adjective. 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.
MALAY, adjective. (usage generally frowned upon by Malays and Malaysians) Of or related to Malaysia, its people and/or culture.
MALAY, adjective. In, of or otherwise relating to Malay, a generic name for the languages spoken by Malays.
MALAY, noun. A person of Malay ancestry, referring to a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia.
MALAY, noun. Type of mild curry made with yoghurt and fruit, usually pineapple or lychee.
MALAY, proper noun. The Malay language, an Austronesian language spoken by most Malay people and in states they dominate.
MALAY APPLE, noun. A myrtaceous tree (Eugenia malaccensis, now Syzygium malaccense) common in India.
MALAY APPLE, noun. The fruit of this tree, resembling an apple.
MALAY APPLES, noun. Plural of Malay apple
MALAY ARCHIPELAGO, proper noun. The archipelago between mainland Southeastern Asia and Australia, that includes Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, East Malaysia and East Timor
MALAY KITE, noun. Synonym of Eddy kite.
MALAY KITES, noun. Plural of Malay kite

Dictionary definition

MALAY, noun. A member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago.
MALAY, noun. A western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages.
MALAY, adjective. 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; "Malay peoples"; "Malayan syllable structure".

Wise words

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