Malay

noun Ma·lay \ mə-ˈlā , ˈmā-(ˌ)lā \

Definition of Malay

1 : a member of a people of the Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra, parts of Borneo, and some adjacent islands
2 : the Austronesian language of the Malays

Malay

adjective

Malayan

play \mə-ˈlā-ən, mā-; ˈmā-ˌlā-\ noun or adjective

Origin and Etymology of malay

obsolete Dutch Malayo (now Maleier), from Malay Mĕlayu



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