Penang

Penang

[pi-nang, -nahng, pee-nahng]
noun
1.
an island in SE Asia, off the W coast of the Malay Peninsula. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
2.
a state including this island and parts of the adjacent mainland: now part of Malaysia; formerly one of the Straits Settlements and part of the former Federation of Malaya. 400 sq. mi. (1036 sq. km). Capital: Georgetown.
Malay Pinang.
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Penang (pɪˈnæŋ)
 
n
1.  Also called: Pulau Pinang a state of Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the island of Penang and the province Wellesley on the mainland, which first united administratively in 1798 as a British colony. Capital: George Town. Pop: 1 313 449 (2000). Area: 1030 sq km (398 sq miles)
2.  Former name (until about 1867): Prince of Wales Island a forested island off the NW coast of Malaya, in the Strait of Malacca. Area: 293 sq km (113 sq miles)
3.  another name for George Town

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