[ kwah-luh loo m-poo r ]
/ ˈkwɑ lə lʊmˈpʊər /
a city in and the capital of Malaysia, in the SW Malay Peninsula.
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Definition for kuala lumpur (2 of 3)
[ muh-ley-uh ]
/ məˈleɪ ə /
Definition for kuala lumpur (3 of 3)
[ muh-ley-zhuh, -shuh ]
/ məˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃə /
a constitutional monarchy in SE Asia: a federation, comprising the former British territories of Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak: member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 126,310 sq. mi. (327,143 sq. km). Capital: Kuala Lumpur.
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British Dictionary definitions for kuala lumpur (1 of 3)
/ (ˈkwɑːlə ˈlʊmpʊə, -pə) /
a city in Malaysia, in the SW Malay Peninsula: formerly (until 1999) the capital of Malaysia; became capital of the Federated Malay States in 1895, and of Malaysia in 1963; capital of Selangor state from 1880 to 1973, when it was made a federal territory. Pop: 1 392 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for kuala lumpur (2 of 3)
/ (məˈleɪə) /
States of the Federation of Malaya part of Malaysia, in the S Malay Peninsula, constituting Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the former Federated Malay States, the former Unfederated Malay States, and the former Straits Settlements. Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Pop: 17 144 322 (2000). Area: 131 587 sq km (50 806 sq miles)
Federation of Malaya a federation of the nine Malay States of the Malay Peninsula and two of the Straits Settlements (Malacca and Penang): formed in 1948: became part of the British Commonwealth in 1957 and joined Malaysia in 1963
British Dictionary definitions for kuala lumpur (3 of 3)
/ (məˈleɪzɪə) /
a federation in SE Asia (within the Commonwealth), consisting of Peninsular Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula, and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak), occupying the N part of the island of Borneo: formed in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah, and Singapore (the latter seceded in 1965); densely forested and mostly mountainous. Official language: Malay; English and various Chinese and Indian minority languages are also spoken. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: ringgit. Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Federal seat of government: Putrajaya. Pop: 29 628 392 (2013 est). Area: 329 847 sq km (127 355 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for kuala lumpur
[ (muh-lay-zhuh) ]
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