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Malay

[ mey-ley, muh-ley ]
/ ˈmeɪ leɪ, məˈleɪ /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a racially intermixed people who are the dominant population of the Malay Peninsula and adjacent islands.
of or relating to the language or culture of these people.
noun
a member of the Malay people.
an Austronesian language of Malaysia and Singapore, differing from Indonesian only in orthography.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Malay

non-Malay, adjective, nounpre-Malay, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Malay

Malay
/ (məˈleɪ) /

noun
a member of a people living chiefly in Malaysia and Indonesia who are descendants of Mongoloid immigrants
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
adjective
of or relating to the Malays or their language
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