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Kuala Lumpur

[ kwah-luh loom-poor ]
/ ˈkwɑ lə lʊmˈpʊər /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Malaysia, in the SW Malay Peninsula.
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Kuala Lumpur
/ (ˈkwɑːlə ˈlʊmpʊə, -pə) /

noun
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)
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