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Penang

Line breaks: Pen¦ang
Pronunciation: /pɪˈnaŋ
 
/
(also Pinang)

Definition of Penang in English:

1An island of Malaysia, situated off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. In 1786 it was ceded to the East India Company as a British colony by the sultan of Kedah. Known as Prince of Wales Island until 1867, it united with Malacca and Singapore in a union of 1826, which in 1867 became the British colony called the Straits Settlements. It joined the federation of Malaya in 1948.
1.1A state of Malaysia, consisting of the island of Penang and a coastal strip on the mainland; capital, George Town (on Penang island). The mainland strip was united with the island in 1798 as part of the British colony.
1.2 another name for George Town (sense 2).

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