Straits Settlements

geographical name

Definition of Straits Settlements

  1. former country in southeastern Asia on the Strait of Malacca comprising Singapore Island, Penang, and Melaka area 1242 square miles (3229 square kilometers); now divided between the republic of Singapore and the federation of Malaysia

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