Meaning of Malaya

Ma•lay•a

Pronunciation: (mu-lā'u), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. Formerly,a former federation of 11 states in the S Malay Peninsula: a British protectorate 1948–57; now forms part of Malaysia. 50,690 sq. mi. (131,287 sq. km). Cap.: Kuala Lumpur. Cf.(def. 1).
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