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pɪˈnæŋ, -ˈnɑŋ, ˈpiˈnɑŋPenang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Penangnoun

    the second smallest Malaysian state; located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia


  1. Penangnoun

    State in western Malaysia which has Georgetown as its capital.


  1. Penang

    Penang is a state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. It is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the south. Penang is the second smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. It is composed of two parts – Penang Island, where the seat of government is, and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. Highly urbanised and industrialised Penang is one of the most developed and economically important states in the country, as well as a thriving tourist destination. Penang has the third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur and the state of Selangor. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Penang

    or Prince of Wales Islands (91), a small fertile island near the northern opening of the Straits of Malacca, off the Malay coast, and 360 m. NW. of Singapore; is one of the British Straits Settlements, of value strategically; it is hilly, and covered with vegetation; the population are half Chinese, a fourth of them Malays; figs, spices, and tobacco are exported. The capital is Georgetown (25), on the island. Province Wellesley (97), on the mainland, belongs to the same settlement; it exports tapioca and sugar. The Dindings (2), 80 m. S., are another dependency.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Penang in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Penang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Penang became more of a sleepy town after that, it's almost like a new renaissance for Penang. Penang is starting to see a second wave of investments after so many years of having lost its shine to China.

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    • A. ditch
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