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Malay \Ma*lay"\, Malayan \Ma*lay"an\, prop. a. Of or pertaining to the Malays or their country. -- n. The Malay language.

Malay apple (Bot.), a myrtaceous tree ( Eugenia Malaccensis) common in India; also, its applelike fruit.


Malay \Ma*lay"\, prop. n. One of a race of a brown or copper complexion in the Malay Peninsula and the western islands of the Indian Archipelago.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from native name Malayu. As an adjective from 1779; earlier adjective form was Malayan (1660s).


Malay may refer to:

Malay (record producer)

James Ryan Ho, better known by his artistic name Malay, is an American musician, producer, songwriter, and engineer. He is a Grammy Award winning producer.

Usage examples of "malay".

He switched to Bahasa Malay and spoke at some length, evidently recounting their ordeal.

Exquisite Balinese and Malays, Mexican Indians with fierce innocent faces and bright red gums.

Burmah, Ceylon, the Malay peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Hainan, Banka and Borneo.

English-speaking whites, its crew consisted largely of Malays and Lascars, while the waiters were mostly Japanese and Bengalese, wearing a costume compounded of their native gowns and the white aprons of European waiters.

At the same instant Muda Saffir with fifty of his head-hunting Dyaks emerged from the jungle east of the camp, bent on discovering the whereabouts of the girl the Malay sought and bearing her away to his savage court far within the jungle fastness of his Bornean principality.

Newbold, who had charge of a military post on the Selangor frontier in 1833, witnessed many of the atrocities perpetrated by these Bugis princes, who committed piracies, robbed, plundered, and levied contributions on the wretched Malays, without hindrance.

He had made the Macassar voyage, wore a kris, and spoke the Bugis Malay intelligibly enough.

I guessed that a finite number of canes were sold in America from that specific palm, which grows on the coasts of the Malay Peninsula, out of the beaten track.

It was no doubt an Arabian chart, unless the Javanese and Malays had charts of their own, which is a difficult point to settle, and which involves also the possibility of Chinese charts having been used.

West Australian coasts and connected with the duplicate Malay Peninsula on earlier charts, is now separated from the continental bogus prolongation and assumes a greater likeness to the real Sumatra, although retaining its erroneous position, its southern parts being traversed by the tropic of Capricorn.

Malays, Cingalese and Hindoos, clad in all the colors of the rainbow, and all talking and yelling at the same time.

There never has been a moment, there never could have been a moment, when Great Britain or the British Empire, single-handed, could fight Germany and Italy, could wage the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the Battle of the Middle East, and at the same time stand thoroughly prepared in Burma, the Malay peninsula, and generally in the Far East, against the impact of a vast military empire like Japan, with more than seventy mobile divisions, the third Navy in the world, a great Air Force, and the thrust of eighty or ninety millions of hardy, warlike Asiatics.

Then we had a slim repast of soda water and bananas, the Hadji worshiped with his face toward Mecca, and the boatmen prepared an elaborate curry for themselves, with salt fish for its basis, and for its tastiest condiment blachang--a Malay preparation much relished by European lovers of durion and decomposed cheese.

His removal was settled upon well before our arrival, primarily for the sake of Mrs van Buren, who is a Malay lady from those parts, but also for the sake of the orang-utang and some of the smaller gibbons, which are to be met with there and not here, to say nothing of the gallinae or nectarineas.

The Malays of Sungei Ujong and several of the adjacent States are supposed to be tolerably directly descended from those of the parent empire Menangkabau in Sumatra, who conquered and have to a great extent displaced the tribes known as Jakuns, Orang Bukit, Rayet Utan, Samangs, Besisik, Rayet Laut, etc.