Malay

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Malay Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  • 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago ,
  • a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Malay'


  • Malay: Malay, the Malay language from the 4th to the 14th century Malay languages, a group of closely related languages in the Malay Archipelago Malay trade and
  • Malay trade and creole languages: and literary form, Malay has various regional dialects established before the rise of the Malaccan Sultanate. But beyond these, Malay spread through interethnic
  • Malay language: standard Indonesian and Malaysian. For the different Malay variants and dialects, see Malay languages. Malay (/məˈleɪ/; Bahasa Melayu; Jawi script: بهاس ملايو)
  • Malay Peninsula: Play media The Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu, Thai: คาบสมุทรมลายู) is a peninsula in Southeast Asia. The land mass runs approximately
  • Sri Lankan Creole Malay: Sri Lankan Malay (also known as Sri Lankan Creole Malay and Bahasa Melayu) is an Austronesian language formed through a unique mixture of Sinhala and Tamil
  • Malayan languages: The Malay or Malayan languages are a group of closely related languages spoken by Malays and related peoples across Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
  • Ethnic Malays: Malays (Malay: Melayu Jawi: ملايو) are an ethnic group of Austronesian people predominantly inhabiting the Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra, southernmost
  • Malaysian Malay: In Malaysia, the Malay population is defined by Article 160 of the Malaysian Constitution as someone born to a Malaysian citizen who professes to be a
  • Kelantan-Pattani Malay: Kelantan-Pattani Malay, often referred to in Thailand as Yawi (in Thai) or Jawi (in Patani Malay), and in Kelantan as Baso Kelate (بهاس ملايو كلنتن),

Malay Sample Sentences in News


  • M'sia's Umno urged to defend Malay-Muslim rights
    Pro-UMNO Malay NGOs led by right-wing Muslim rights group Perkasa urged Umno to lead the charge to defend the rights of the country's majority Malay Muslims or else face "an early grave" Read more on this news related to 'Malay'
  • Malay residents warn of ‘bloodshed’ if Selangor executes Datum Jelatek project
    SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 — Residents of a Malay-majority community in Taman Keramat warned today of possible “bloodshed” if Selangor proceeds with plans to construct luxury condominiums instead of affordable homes in the neighbourhood. Read more on this news related to 'Malay'
  • Haul up Malay NGO for seditious PTPTN remark, says UM student leader
    The coalition of Malay rights groups should be charged under the Sedition Act for suggesting only Bumiputeras be exempted from repaying their National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loans, says a Universiti Malaya student leader today. The Universiti Malaya Students Association (PMUM) president Fahmi Zainol said that Putrajaya should wield the... Read more on this news related to 'Malay'

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