[ US /ˈmeɪɫeɪ/ ]
  1. 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
    Malay peoples
    Malayan syllable structure
  1. a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  2. a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
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How To Use Malay In A Sentence

  • From Australia and New Zealand to Malaysia and India — in text and film and music and image — this booklet is a snapshot of the Asian commons. ACIA: Furthering the Commons in Asia
  • There was a Malay steward behind each chair, and over in the corner, silent but missing nothing, the squint-faced Jingo; even he had exchanged his loin-cloth for a silver sarong, with hornbill feathers in his hair and decorating the shaft of his sumpitan* (* Blowpipe.) standing handy against the wall. Flashman's Lady
  • The houfes of the town of Puna are built on pofts ten or twelve feet high, into which they go up by ladders, and are thatched with palmeto-leaves: the like contriv - ance I have feen among the Malayans in the Eaft Indies. A new collection of voyages, discoveries and travels : containing whatever is worthy of notice, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America
  • Malayan barn owls are adapting quickly to this rich habitat and are reproducing much faster than elsewhere.
  • Then follows a comparison of the performance of the main categories of skippers: Burghers, Chinese, Malays and the most important group of Sulawesians.
  • Similar struggles exist in east Malaysia, where the land rights of indigenous groups are bitterly disputed with loggers eager to harvest the timber for export.
  • It helped her defuse a life-threatening situation in the Himalayas, when she and her friends were confronted by knife-carrying attackers.
  • This restaurant offers a buffet with a wide selection of traditional boerekos such as tomato bredie, chicken pie and a lavish carvery, as well as Malay curries and bobotie. Muti
  • And that was still the black-and-white period, though it is still regarded as the golden era of Malayalam cinema.
  • I am a Chinese New Zealander, I am Asian tauiwi, my parents are from Malaysia and my ancestors from China.
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