Meaning of Malay

Ma•lay

Pronunciation: (mā'lā, mu-lā'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a racially intermixed, generally short-statured people who are the dominant population of the Malay Peninsula and adjacent islands.
  2. of or pertaining to the language or culture of these people.
—n.
  1. a member of the Malay people.
  2. an Austronesian language of Malaysia and Singapore, differing from Indonesian only in orthography.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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