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[sah-kahy] /ˈsɑ kaɪ/
noun, plural Sakais (especially collectively) Sakai.
a member of a tribal people of Malaya.


[sah-kahy] /ˈsɑˈkaɪ/
a seaport on S Honshu, in S Japan, near Osaka. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Sakai
Historical Examples
  • Mr. Hale does not state whether the word is Sakai or is borrowed from the Malay.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • Not many degrees of relationship are recognized by the Sakai.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • There is no furniture or other sort of household goods in the Sakai's dop.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • Now tell me under what impulse can the Sakai become a criminal?

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • As I have before said, the Sakai never provides for the morrow.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • We had to wait a couple of days at Sakai; and I had some more swimming.

  • In Malaya the work of clearing is nearly all done by Sakai and Malays.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • The Sakai are the aborigines of the country, who live in the jungle.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • Generally speaking, the Malays are very different from the Sakai.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • The Sakai or Senoi are jungle folk, some of whom have mixed with Semang and other peoples.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
British Dictionary definitions for Sakai


noun (in Malaysia)
a Malaysian aborigine
a wild or uncouth person
Word Origin
from Malay


a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay: an industrial satellite of Osaka. Pop: 787 833 (2002 est)
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