1. noun
a person from Malaysia or the former Malaya; a Malay
of, or relating to Malaysia or the former Malaya; Malay

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  • Malayan — I noun a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago • Syn: ↑Malay • Derivationally related forms: ↑Malay (for: ↑Malay) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Malayan — noun or adjective see Malay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malayan — /meuh lay euhn/, adj., n. Malay. [MALAY + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malayan — Ma lay·an || eɪən n. member of a people inhabiting the Malay Peninsula and nearby islands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malayan — Ma lay·an || eɪən adj. of or pertaining to the people who inhabit the Malay Peninsula and nearby islands; of Malaysia, of the Malay Peninsula, of the Malay Archipelago …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Malayan — noun another term for Malay. adjective relating to Malays, the Malay language, or Malaya (now part of Malaysia) …   English new terms dictionary

  • malayan — ma·lay·an …   English syllables

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