a peninsula in SE Asia, consisting of W (mainland) Malaysia and the S part of Thailand.
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Also called Malaya.
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British Dictionary definitions for malay peninsula
a peninsula of SE Asia, extending south from the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand to Cape Tanjong Piai in Malaysia: consists of SW Thailand and the states of Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia)Ancient name: Chersonesus Aurea (ˌkɜːsəˈniːsəs ˈɔːrɪə)
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