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  1. a state in Malaysia, on the W central Malay Peninsula. 3660 sq. mi. (9480 sq. km). Capital: Alor Star.
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Examples from the Web for kedah

Historical Examples

  • In 1897 Siam restored the nominal authority of Kedah, but the measure was not productive of good.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 4


  • Ang or hang is much employed in Kedah and Perak, and kau in other parts of the peninsula and in Borneo.

    A Manual of the Malay language

    William Edward Maxwell

British Dictionary definitions for kedah


  1. a state of NW Malaysia: under Thai control until it came under the British in 1909; the chief exports are rice, tin, and rubber. Capital: Alor Star. Pop: 1 648 756 (2000). Area: 9426 sq km (3639 sq miles)
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