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Definition 1: a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages - [noun denoting communication]

(malay is a kind of ...) a western subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages

(... is a kind of malay ) the Malay language spoken in Malaysia

(... is a kind of malay ) the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia

Definition 2: a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for malay in the sense of this definition

(malay is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of Asia

(... is a member of malay) a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia

(... is a member of malay) a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957

(... is a member of malay) a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar

Definition 3: 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 - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where malay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Malay peoples
  • Malayan syllable structure

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