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

Word History


deuter- entry 1 + Malay

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“Deutero-Malay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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