- 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.
- Malay Archipelago.
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Examples from the Web for malaysia
AirAsia Indonesia, which operated Flight 8501, is the Indonesian subsidiary of AirAsia, which is based in Malaysia.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
The latest disappearance is another huge aviation blow for Malaysia, where both Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia are based.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
Jordan also banned it, and Malaysia, Egypt, and Indonesia subjected it to their censorship boards.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies
December 17, 2014
In 1999, pigs began falling ill near the town of Nipah in Malaysia, and humans shortly followed.
In Malaysia and Bangladesh, a devastating infectious neurological disease emerged just a few years after Hendra.
She was a proa, and this would indicate that Phina Island was not far from Malaysia.Godfrey Morgan
The bird is probably derived from O. spilocephalus of Asia and Malaysia.
Winters south to Malaysia, Australia, and parts of Melanesia.
Winters south to eastern Malaysia, Melanesia, and Australia.
Winters south to Malaysia and east to Australia and Oceania.
- 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)
Word Origin and History for malaysia
from Malay + Latinate ending -sia. Originally an early 19c. British geographers' name for the Indonesian archipelago. Related: Malaysian.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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