malay malay  /ˈmeɪ leɪ/


  1. (n) a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
  2. (n) a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
  3. (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




  1. "I think it's a test of who protects the Malay interests the most, to which party will they entrust the political future," said Ibrahim.
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Noordin, 41, calls himself leader of "Al-Qaeda in the Malay Archipelago", a splinter group of the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terror network blamed for the Bali attacks.
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Noordin Mohammed Top Source: AFP

  3. Clearly irked by the opposition leader's challenge, Muhyiddin responded in a spirited manner: "I am Malay first! But being Malay does not mean you are not Malaysian. It is not a race issue. It's an understanding of the term gagasan (idea). I don't...
    on Mar 31, 2010 By: Muhyiddin Yassin Source: The Sun Daily

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