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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital and largest city of Malaysia, on the southwest Malay Peninsula northwest of Singapore. Founded by tin miners in 1857, it is the commercial and industrial hub of the country.

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  • proper noun Federal territory in western Malaysia in which the country’s current capital of the same name is located.
  • proper noun Current national capital of Malaysia, located in the federal territory of the same name.

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  • noun the largest city and former capital of Malaysia until 2005

Etymologies

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From Malay Kuala Lumpur.

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