Definition of Malaysia in English:

Malaysia

Line breaks: Ma¦lay|sia
Pronunciation: /məˈleɪzɪə
 
, -ˈleɪʒə/
A country in SE Asia; population 25,715,800 (est. 2009); official language, Malay; capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is a federation consisting of East Malaysia (the northern part of Borneo, including Sabah and Sarawak) and West Malaysia (the southern part of the Malay Peninsula, formerly Malaya). The two parts of Malaysia are separated from each other by 650 km (400 miles) of the South China Sea. Malaysia federated as an independent Commonwealth state in 1963; Singapore withdrew in 1965

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Malaysian

adjective & noun
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  • Police arrested two Malaysians and three Indonesians for drug possession on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning respectively.
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  • The majority of Malaysians still place their trust in UMNO and hope the party will continue its realistic, progressive policies.

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