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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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  • As I have before said, the Sakai never provides for the morrow.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • Mr. Hale does not state whether the word is Sakai or is borrowed from the Malay.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • But the Malays and the Sakai are alike in that they both want but little here below except time to loaf in the sun.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • Not many degrees of relationship are recognized by the Sakai.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • Generally speaking, the Malays are very different from the Sakai.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
  • We had to wait a couple of days at Sakai; and I had some more swimming.

  • No animal, except pachyderms, can challenge with impunity the Sakai's arrow.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • In Malaya the work of clearing is nearly all done by Sakai and Malays.

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  • Now tell me under what impulse can the Sakai become a criminal?

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • The Sakai are the aborigines of the country, who live in the jungle.

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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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