from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people inhabiting Malaysia, the northern Malay Peninsula, and parts of the western Malay Archipelago.
- n. The Austronesian language of the Malays. Also called Bahasa Malay.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Malays or their language.
- adj. Of or relating to Malaysia, the Malay Peninsula, or the Malay Archipelago.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to the Malays, a people living in Brunei, on the eastern coast of Sumatra, the islands of Bangka and Belitung, the Riau archipelago and the coastal areas of Kalimantan in Indonesia, in most of Malaysia (states where they are politically dominant), in Singapore and in the southernmost provinces of Thailand.
- adj. of or related to Malaysia, its people and/or culture.
- adj. in, of or otherwise relating to Malay, a generic name for the languages spoken by Malays.
- n. A person of Malay ancestry, referring to a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia.
- n. Type of mild curry made with yoghurt and fruit, usually pineapple or lychee.
- proper n. The Malay language, an Austronesian language spoken by most Malay people and in states they dominate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of a race of a brown or copper complexion in the Malay Peninsula and the western islands of the Indian Archipelago.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Malays or their country.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native of Malacca or of the Malay peninsula, or of the adjacent islands.
- n. The language of the Malays. It is a dialect belonging to the Malayan branch of the Malay-Polynesian family.
- n. A variety of the domestic hen, having a tall and slender shape like that of the exhibition game, but larger, and long legs and neck and a close, low tail.
- Of or pertaining to the Malays or to their country. Also Malaic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the people or language of Malaysia and the northern Malay Peninsula and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
- n. a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
The girl, Syahida Said ( "Sy" in Malay is pronounced as "sh"), had severe brain and lung injuries, and was pronounced brain dead three days after the accident.
Thereafter, the term Malay applied to those who practiced Islam and spoke a version of the Malay language; identity and behaviour, rather than descent, became the criteria for being Malay, so that previously animist and Hindu-Buddhist peoples of various origins could identify themselves and even merge with the prestigious Malays.
It must be observed indeed that in common speech the term Malay, like that of Moor in the continent of
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Actually my Malay is already stumped on the title!
Since the world began the peacock's tail which we call the Malay
I suggest you read it, if you want to understand the world view of Malays with inferiority complex, or what I call the Malay Inferiorists.
Khoo announced that a collection of Tarn’s poetry in Malay is underway and should be published next year.
That's when I write in Malay, Japanese or Spanish.
Very rarely I'll write in Malay because a big portion of my reader knows how to read in Malay.