Meaning of Malacca


Pronunciation: (mu-lak'u, -lä'ku), [key]
— n.
  1. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula: formerly a part of the British Straits Settlements and of the Federation of Malaya. 404,125; 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
  2. a seaport in and the capital of this state. 87,160.
  3. a strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula. 35–185 mi. (56–298 km) wide.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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