geographical name Pe·nang \pə-ˈnaŋ, -ˈnäŋ\

Definition of Penang

  1. 1 or Pinang island of Malaysia in southeastern Asia at the northern end of the Strait of Malacca area 108 square miles (281 square kilometers)

  2. 2 or Pulau Pinang \pü-ˈlau̇-\ state of Malaysia (federation) comprising Penang Island and the mainland opposite it; capital George Town area 400 square miles (1036 square kilometers), population 1,540,500 —Until 1948 Penang was one of the Straits Settlements.

  3. 3 — see george town

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