As we'd once left Singapore, now Laila and I had recently been considering moving from the Malay Peninsula altogether.
We might have created a force large enough to clear the Malay Peninsula, then Southeast Asia, and from there, who knows?
Kuching means ‘Cat City’ in Malay; nobody will look sideways at those who hug street strays or shriek ‘pusspusspuss!’
Not even the most rage-intoxicated Malay could withstand the shock.
The native population is mainly of the Malay race, but there are also many Negritos.
The capital was then but a small straggling Malay village, consisting of a few nipa-palm houses.
Chinese and Malay boyhood look on, and listen to the regimental music.
The Malay had a moment of hesitation, and Lingard noticed the sunken eyes, the prominent ribs, and the worn-out look of the man.
She was dressed for the occasion after the fashion of the Malay warrior.
The Malay runs amuck, and such is the British diplomatic style in dealing with us.
1590s, from native name Malayu. As an adjective from 1779; earlier adjective form was Malayan (1660s).