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[muh-ley-uh n] /məˈleɪ ən/
adjective, noun
Origin of Malayan
Related forms
non-Malayan, adjective, noun
pre-Malayan, adjective
pro-Malayan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Malayan
Historical Examples
  • They know only a few words of the Malayan language, and speak the papoua, which differs from it essentially.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • But they seem to have left no marks on the Malayan population.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • From their language and personal appearance, the natives appear to be a mixture between the Malayan race and the Polynesian negro.

  • It is based upon what Morgan has termed the 'Malayan system of relationship.'

  • Thus the existence of the Malayan Loup Garou to the native mind is a fact and not a mere belief.

    In Court and Kampong Hugh Clifford
  • It is the same in the Malayan, where the reasons are assigned.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • From the Malayan Islands, of which it is the boast, it must be frequently carried thither.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • Reasons: It is the same in Malayan, and for reasons there given.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • Their system of consanguinity has been called the Malayan, although the Malays proper have modified their own in some particulars.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • Four species of this genus are Malayan; one is West African.

British Dictionary definitions for Malayan


of or relating to Malaya or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Malaya
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