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Penang

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geographical name Pe·nang \pə-ˈnaŋ\

Definition of Penang

  1. 1 island SE Asia at N end of Strait of Malacca area 108 square miles (281 square kilometers)

  2. 2 state Malaysia (federation) comprising Penang Island & mainland opposite, ∗ George Town area 400 square miles (1036 square kilometers), pop 1,065,075; until 1948 one of the Straits Settlements

  3. 3 — see george town




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