Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of southeast Asia consisting of the southern Malay Peninsula and the northern part of the island of Borneo. Malays probably moved into the penisula c. 2000 B.C., eventually reaching northern Borneo and displacing the indigenous Dayaks. Europeans arrived in the 16th century. By the 20th century Great Britain had established protectorates throughout the lower peninsula, which later formed the Union (1946) and then the Federation (1948) of Malaya. Gaining independence in 1957, it joined with Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak to become the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. Singapore gained independence separately in 1965. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city. Population: 24,800,000.

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  • proper n. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Malaysia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A country in Southeast Asia including the former nation of Malaya on the Malay Peninsula, and part of Borneo; sometimes still referred to as Malaya.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957

Etymologies

Somehow from Malaya + -ia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • THE MALAYSIA RESERVE (www. themalaysianreserve.com) - Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd expects a better year in 2010 with average demand growth to at least match the rate of growth in the economy, said its managing director Peter R Vogt.

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  • KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Firebombs were thrown at two more churches in Malaysia early Sunday and another church was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God.

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  • THE MALAYSIA RESERVE (www. themalaysianreserve.com) - Dubai Group LLC, an investment firm of the Dubai ruler, is eyeing to sell its stakes in Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd at an indicative one billion ringgit, marking the exit from its major investment in Malaysia, a source said.

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  • THE MALAYSIA RESERVE (www. themalaysianreserve.com) - Labuan banks and investments banks are now allowed to establish offices in other parts of Malaysia, in a move seen to allow them to conduct deals in markets like Kuala Lumpur where most of the financial transaction are conducted, a banker said.

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  • IN THE NEWS REUTERS MALAYSIA (Click on) > Malaysia Nov exports fall; strong rebound eyed

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  • THE MALAYSIA RESERVE (www. themalaysianreserve.com) - Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd, the Islamic banking outfit which had created a niche in the area of corporate and investment banking since it began operations more than four years ago, is now giving retail banking a serious look, said KFH Malaysia deputy chief executive officer Ab Jabar Ab Rahman.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God.

    RSSMicro Search - Top News on RSS Feeds

  • KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BosNewsLife) -- Major hotels in Malaysia are refusing to host a series of religious rights forums after last month†™ s gathering was interrupted by an angry Muslim mob calling

    BosNewsLife - Christian News Agency

  • After 51 years MALAYSIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE but backwards because of the Oppression from the UMNO goons 'divide and rule fear tactics the Rakyats have matured & you must see all this coming because All The Rakyats of Malaysia are all fed-up & can no longer with-stand the hypocrisies, bullshits, lies and deceits of these UMNO Clowns now in Power ok???

    *SUSAN LOONE's Blog*

  • After 51 years MALAYSIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE but backwards under UMNO because of the Oppression from the UMNO goons 'divide and rule fear tactics the Rakyats have matured & you must see all this coming because All The Rakyats of Malaysia are all fed-up & can no longer with-stand the hypocrisies, bullshits, lies and deceits of these UMNO Clowns now in Power ok???

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