deutero-Malay

noun

deu·​tero-Malay
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plural -s
: a member of a group of people believed to have migrated to the Malay Peninsula over two thousand years ago following the migration of the proto-Malays

called also Malayan, Malaysian

deutero-Malayan adjective
or deutero-Malaysian
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Word History

Etymology

deuter- entry 1 + Malay

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“Deutero-Malay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deutero-Malay. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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