Definitions

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  • proper noun Formerly, an Asian country on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula, now part of Malaysia.

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  • proper noun the Malay Peninsula

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

Etymologies

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Sanskrit मलै (malai, "hill") + उर् (ur, "town")

Examples

  • The situation in Malaya is better than it was a year ago, and it appears to me from what I can gather in the newspapers that this improvement is continuing.

    East of Singapore, S.E. Asia: Problem for the West

  • Old Man Stressed has several stories from his time with Jonny Gurkha in Malaya

    You Couldn’t Make It Up « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • His family had been living in Malaya since 1938, he had told them, where his father William was working at the Raub Australia goldmine.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • Crane, 83, claimed to have been a boy soldier behind the lines in Malaya in World War II and to have survived the Burma-Thailand

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • Sandercock found the smoking gun - Crane's Adelaide High School report card from 1941, the year he was meant to be living in Malaya, abandoned by his parents and forced to enlist.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • On the Japanese side - more than 25,000 were killed or wounded in Malaya, while on Singapore the total reached more than 20,000 men killed and 5,000 wounded or missing.

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • A detailed breakdown of Japanese forces in Malaya on December 7, 1941 reveals that

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • Crane admitted this week that he had copies of several famous books on prisoners of war in Malaya, including The Jungle is Neutral, by Freddie

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

  • Allied forces in Malaya and Singapore on December 1, 1941 were as follows

    The Story of the Taiwan POW's

  • He had told them that since 1938 his family had lived in Malaya, where his father William worked at the Raub Australia goldmine.

    ARTHUR REX CRANE

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