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Malay Peninsula

noun
1.
a peninsula in SE Asia, consisting of W (mainland) Malaysia and the S part of Thailand.
Also called Malaya.
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  • The Malay Peninsula would be very wealthy, were it not split up into several kingdoms, that are always at war with each other.

  • One of the principal products of the Malay Peninsula is rubber.

    Wanderings in the Orient Albert M. Reese
  • Thirty years ago, even in our best geographies, very little mention was made of the Malay Peninsula.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • Beyond were the mountains on the Malay Peninsula, stretching away in the distance.

    Siam George B. Bacon
  • He fought most gallantly, in the Malay Peninsula and at many other places.

  • The tide of Moslim invasion swept across the Malay Peninsula southwards.

  • The time passed pleasantly, as they made direct for the mouth of the straits between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.

  • Presently, the planters in the Malay Peninsula found themselves in a very desperate position.

    Rubber Edith A. Browne
British Dictionary definitions for Malay Peninsula

Malay Peninsula

noun
1.
a peninsula of SE Asia, extending south from the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand to Cape Tanjong Piai in Malaysia: consists of SW Thailand and the states of Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia) Ancient name Chersonesus Aurea (ˌkɜːsəˈniːsəs ˈɔːrɪə)
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