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

Other Words from Malay

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

First Known Use of Malay

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Malay

obsolete Dutch Malayo (now Maleier), from Malay Mĕlayu

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The first known use of Malay was in 1598

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