What does Malaysia mean?

Definitions for Malaysia
məˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃəMalaysi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Malaysia, Malayanoun

    a constitutional monarchy in southeastern Asia on Borneo and the Malay Peninsula; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957

GCIDE

  1. Malaysianoun

    A country in Southeast Asia including the former nation of Malaya on the Malay Peninsula, and part of Borneo; sometimes still referred to as Malaya.

Wiktionary

  1. Malaysianoun

    A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Malaysia.

    Etymology: Somehow from Malaya + -ia.

Freebase

  1. Malaysia

    Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula. Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, whose establishment was followed by the Malay kingdoms becoming British protectorates. The territories on Peninsular Malaysia were first unified as the Malayan Union in 1946. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963, with si being added to give the new country the name Malaysia. Less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation. Since independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Malaysia

    A parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch in southeast Asia, consisting of 11 states (West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula and two states (East Malaysia) on the island of BORNEO. It is also called the Federation of Malaysia. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur. Before 1963 it was the Union of Malaya. It reorganized in 1948 as the Federation of Malaya, becoming independent from British Malaya in 1957 and becoming Malaysia in 1963 as a federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore (which seceded in 1965). The form Malay- probably derives from the Tamil malay, mountain, with reference to its geography. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p715 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p329)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malaysia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Malaysia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Malaysia in a Sentence

  1. Mark Farrington:

    We have a direct position in the (yuan) but it's much easier to trade second-round effects of China, the Korean won, Malaysia, Taiwan, are all easier plays.

  2. Saifuddin Abdullah:

    Secretary Pompeo made a call to me while we were in Bangkok asking for Malaysia's position, because Chile is not able to host APEC this November and that the U.S. is thinking of hosting APEC sometime in January in the U.S., but I have informed the American officials who were in Bangkok that we don't think it's a good idea.

  3. Jacquita Gonzales:

    (Malaysia), you need to do your bit and not just say 'I'm so sorry, we're short of funds, there's nowhere else to search'.

  4. The Prime Minister:

    What Najib is doing is unprecedented in Malaysia, the people are at a loss as to what to do. The prospect of Najib continuing to rule this country is utterly depressing.

  5. Chief Executive Peter Bellew:

    Malaysia Airlines is now on a path to growth across the ASEAN region. This new aircraft order will set the stage for our continued recovery and success into the next decade.

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