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malay is pronounced in two syllables
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An example use of malay in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… up a new labor market for malay women …”
meanings of malay
In, of or otherwise relating to Malay, a generic name for the languages spoken by Malays.
Of or related to Malaysia, its people and/or culture.
Of or relating to the Malays, a people living in Brunei, on the eastern coast of Sumatra, the islands of Bangka and Belitung, the Riau archipelago and the coastal areas of Kalimantan in Indonesia, in most of Malaysia (states where they are politically dominant), in Singapore and in the southernmost provinces of Thailand.
Type of mild curry made with yoghurt and fruit, usually pineapple or lychee.
The Malay language, an Austronesian language spoken by most Malay people and in states they dominate.
A person of Malay ancestry, referring to a diverse group of Austronesian peoples inhabiting the Malay archipelago and Malay peninsula in Southeast Asia.