Definition of Melaka in English:

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Melaka

Pronunciation: /məˈlakə/
(also Malacca)
1A state of Malaysia, on the SW coast of the Malay Peninsula, on the Strait of Malacca.
1.1The capital and chief port of Melaka; population 194,400 (est. 2009). It was conquered by the Portuguese in 1511 and played an important role in the development of trade between Europe and the East, especially China.
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