Definition of Indo-Malaysian in English:


Syllabification: In·do-Ma·lay·sian
(also Indo-Malayan)


  • 1Of or relating to both India and Malaya, in particular.
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    • A group of Malaysian Indian professionals has set up the Indo-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce, which will be headquartered in Chennai.
    • India is pushing for insertion of this clause in the Indo-Malaysian tax treaty.
  • 1.1Denoting an ethnological region comprising Sri Lanka, the Malay peninsula, and the Malaysian islands.
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    • But the borders between them are vague: India is sometimes seen as part of an Indo-African subkingdom, but others discern an Indo-Malayan (or Indo-Malesian) subkingdom.
    • The book covers the culture history and archaeology of the Indo-Malaysian portion of Asian culture.
  • 1.2 (also Indo-Malesian) Biology Denoting a major biogeographical region comprising Malesia and East, South, and Southeast Asia.
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    • The worsening of the climate led to a retreat of the Indo-Malesian flora, while the Arcto-Tertiary flora advanced.
    • The natural distribution of M. indica is in the Indo-Malesian region.
    • Yuhinas occur exclusively in the Indo-Malayan region, with a large diversification in the Philippine archipelagos.

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