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Malay

Definitions of Malay
  1. 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”
    synonyms: Malayan
  2. noun
    a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
    synonyms: Malayan
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    type of:
    Asian, Asiatic
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
  3. noun
    a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
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    Bahasa Kebangsaan, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Melayu, Malaysian
    the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
    Bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian
    the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
    Javanese
    the Indonesian language spoken on Java
    Sundanese
    the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands
    Balinese
    the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
    type of:
    Western Malayo-Polynesian
    a western subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
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